Solar-Terrestrial Influences on Weather and Climate: Proceedings of a Symposium/Workshop held at the Fawcett Center for Tomorrow, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 24-28 August, 1978 / Edition 1

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789027709783
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 5/31/1979
  • Edition description: 1979
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 346
  • Product dimensions: 0.88 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 9.21 (d)

Table of Contents

Symposium/Workshop Conclusions.- Introductory Review of Solar-Terrestrial Weather and Climate Relationships.- The Enigma of Drought - A Challenge for Terrestrial and Extra-Terrestrial Research.- Solar Input to the Terrestrial System.- Analysis of Regression Methods for Solar Activity Forecasting.- Variations in the Solar Constant Caused by Changes in the Active Features on the Sun.- The Variability and Absolute Magnitude of Solar Spectral Irradiance.- Empirical Model of the Earth’s Response to Astronomical Variations of Insolation.- Solar Wind-Magnetosphere-Ionosphere Coupling.- A Geomagnetic Activity Recurrence Index.- Effects of Solar Flares on the Atmospheric Circulation.- Energy Deposition in the Earth’s Atmosphere due to Impact of Solar Activity-Generated Disturbances.- Evidence of a 22-year Rhythm of Drought in the Western United States Related to the Hale Solar Cycle since the 17th Century.- Available Potential Energy in the Middle Atmosphere as it Relates to the Sun-weather Effect.- Influence of the Solar Magnetic Field on Tropospheric Circulation.- An Experimental Search for Causal Mechanisms in Sun/Weather-Climatic Relationships.- The Statistical Significance of Data from Superposed Epoch Analyses.- Solar Cycles and the Weather: Successful Experiments in Autosuggestion?.- Planetary Motion, Sunspots and Climate.- Use of Difference Equation Methods for Predicting Sunspot Numbers.- Atmospheric Electricity and the Sun-Weather Problem.- Electrical Coupling Between the Upper and Lower Atmosphere.- Influences of Solar Activity on the Electric Potential Between the Ionosphere and the Earth.- Thunderstorm Frequency and Solar Sector Boundaries.- The Role of Atmospheric Electricity in Sun-Weather Relationships.- Possible Mechanisms of Solar Activity - Weather Effects Involving Planetary Waves.- Planetary Waves at the 500-MBAR Level in the Northern Hemisphere and Their Connection to the Solar Rotation.- The Role of Gravity Waves in Solar-Terrestrial Atmosphere Coupling and Severe Storm Detection.- Influences of Solar Activity on the Exchange Intensity Between Stratosphere and Troposphere.- Solar Influence on North Atlantic Mean Sea Level Pressure.- Some Aspects of Stratospheric Chemical Response to Solar Particle Precipitations: Potential Roles of N2 (A3?) and Ion-Chemistry.- Spectral Analysis of Long-Interval Temperature Data.- Preliminary Report of Changes in Tropopause Height Compared to Variations in Solar Behavior.- The Stratospheric Mechanism of Solar and Anthropogenic Influences on Climate.- High Latitudes Anticyclogenesis and Enhanced Atmospheric Latent Heat Transfer Processes.- The Potential of the Chatanika Radar in Investigating Possible Solar/Atmosphere Coupling.- List of Participants.

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