The Sun-Climate Connection Over the Last Millennium: Facts and Questions


Author(s): Maxim Ogurtsov, Risto Jalkanen, Markus Lindholm and Svetlana Veretenenko

Pp: 3-9 (7)

DOI: 10.2174/9781608059805115010003

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


Some general qualities of the Sun are described. Definitions of solar and geomagnetic activity, space weather as well as climate are introduced. Highlights of the history of solar-climate research since the beginning of the 17th century are shortly discussed. In addition, the main problems and shortcomings of modern helioclimatology are presented.

Keywords: Climate, helioclimatology, solar activity, space weather.

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