Sensitivity of regional
and global climate to solar forcing
Team Chair: Terrence Nathan
Next Team Meeting: Friday, September 14, 2007. Meeting
place: NCAR, Boulder, CO.
Web Site: http://sun-climate.lawr.ucdavis.edu/index.html
Team Publications: A listing of the team publications (journal
articles / team plan) as well as PDF copies of the publications can
be found under the publications link on the team website.
- Linton Floyd, Interferometrics
- Rolando Garcia, NCAR
- Jeff Morrill, NRL
measures of success: Success in this Topic will be measured
ability of climate models to specify global and regionally-specific
interactive solar and other external and internal forcing of the coupled
system, and the ability of solar-coupled climate models to replicate
regional climatic records.
Types of solicited investigations: Proposals that address
the this high visibility
Topic are expected to include, but not be limited to, collaboration
solar and climatological data analysis and modeling communities, as
contributions from all of the following elements: (i) specification
changes in total and spectral irradiance and other energetically-significant
from the Sun; (ii) multivariate analyses of climate observations as
a function of
geographic region, atmospheric height, phase and amplitude, and the
impact of other climate drivers; and (iii) comparison with and validation
results for the response of the coupled climate system to solar variations.