Small fluctuations in solar activity have a major impact on climate

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Subtle connections between the eleven-year solar cycle, the stratosphere and the tropical Pacific Ocean to the assembled that regular weather patterns emerge that affect the entire globe, according to a study published this week in the scientific journal Science.

The study may be useful in predicting the intensity of some climate phenomena, such as the Indian monsoon rainfall and the tropical Pacific, even several years in advance. According to the researchers, they know a big step forward into the identification of mechanisms which the variability of solar activity and weather and climate connect.

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