ACS  Vol.2 No.2 , April 2012
Background Solar Irradiance and the Climate of the Earth in the End of the 20th Century
ABSTRACT
The possible response of global climate to the changes of background radiation derived from satellite measurement during 1983-2001 is analyzed. Estimation is made by means of one-dimensional energy-balance climatic model. It is shown that the increase of the global surface radiation by 3 W × m–2 through 1983-2001 should result in a corresponding rise of temperature, which exceeds the actual observed values by 0.6?C - 2.0?C. Possible causes of such disagreement are discussed.

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M. Ogurtsov, M. Lindholm and R. Jalkanen, "Background Solar Irradiance and the Climate of the Earth in the End of the 20th Century," Atmospheric and Climate Sciences, Vol. 2 No. 2, 2012, pp. 191-195. doi: 10.4236/acs.2012.22019.
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