Atmospheric Ionization and Clouds as Links Between Solar Activity and Climate

  1. Judit M. Pap,
  2. Peter Fox,
  3. Claus Frohlich,
  4. Hugh S. Hudson,
  5. Jeffrey Kuhn,
  6. John McCormack,
  7. Gerald North,
  8. William Sprigg and
  9. S. T. Wu
  1. Brian A. Tinsley1 and
  2. Fangqun Yu2

Published Online: 18 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/141GM22

Solar Variability and Its Effects on Climate

Solar Variability and Its Effects on Climate

How to Cite

Tinsley, B. A. and Yu, F. (2013) Atmospheric Ionization and Clouds as Links Between Solar Activity and Climate, in Solar Variability and Its Effects on Climate (eds J. M. Pap, P. Fox, C. Frohlich, H. S. Hudson, J. Kuhn, J. McCormack, G. North, W. Sprigg and S. T. Wu), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/141GM22

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas

  2. 2

    State University of New York at Albany, Albany, New York

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875904061

Online ISBN: 9781118665909

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Keywords:

  • Solar oscillations;
  • Climatic changes—Effect of solar activity on

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Correlations of Cloud Properties with Decadal GCR and Sunspot Variations

  • The Influence of Solar Variability on Atmospheric Ionization

  • Ion-Mediated Nucleation

  • The Global Electric Circuit and Electroscavenging

  • Effects on Precipitation and Lifetimes of Clouds

  • Dynamical and Radiative Effects of Cloud Changes

  • Consistency of Correlations with Mechanisms

  • Conclusions