Solar Forcing of Changes in Atmospheric Circulation, Earth's Rotation and Climate
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2008
First Page: 181
Last Page: 184
Publisher Id: TOASCJ-2-181
Article History:Received Date: 31/7/2008
Revision Received Date: 22/8/2008
Acceptance Date: 25/8/2008
Electronic publication date: 18/9/2008
Collection year: 2008
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Cross analysis of available historical series of solar wind turbulence, atmospheric circulation, Earth’s rotation and sea surface temperature, when smoothed from the secular trend and periods shorter than 23 years, allowed a cascade climatological model to be set up that integrates the Sun-atmosphere-Earth system as a simple unit and ties solar corpuscular output to sea surface temperature through atmospheric circulation and the Earth’s rotation. An increase in solar corpuscular activity causes a deceleration of zonal atmospheric circulation which, like a torque, causes a deceleration of the Earth’s rotation that, in turn, causes a decrease in sea surface temperature. Application of this holistic model allows us to predict a gradual decline in global warming starting from the current decade.