Surface warming by the solar cycle as revealed by the composite mean difference projection
Article first published online: 18 JUL 2007
Copyright 2007 by the American Geophysical Union.
Geophysical Research Letters
Volume 34, Issue 14, July 2007
How to Cite
2007), Surface warming by the solar cycle as revealed by the composite mean difference projection, Geophys. Res. Lett., 34, L14703, doi:10.1029/2007GL030207., and (
- Issue published online: 18 JUL 2007
- Article first published online: 18 JUL 2007
- Manuscript Accepted: 14 JUN 2007
- Manuscript Revised: 15 MAY 2007
- Manuscript Received: 29 MAR 2007
- decadal variability;
- climate variability;
- surface temperature
 By projecting surface temperature data (1959–2004) onto the spatial structure obtained objectively from the composite mean difference between solar max and solar min years, we obtain a global warming signal of almost 0.2°K attributable to the 11-year solar cycle. The statistical significance of such a globally coherent solar response at the surface is established for the first time.