International School of Physics Enrico Fermi Vol.133
Past and Present Variability of the Solar-Terrestrial System
Measurement, Data Analysis and Theoretical Models
G. Cini Castagnoli, A.Provenzale
160x240mm Yen20300 1998
On a regional scale, the climate has varied and does presently vary on many different time scales, leading to a continuously changing pattern of temperatures, humidity, precipitation, with important effects on the whole terrestrial biosphere. Along these linesm an important question is to understand the role of the solar forcing, in order to unravel the internal mechanisms of variability of the Earth's climate from the variable forcing of the Sun. This book is explicitly devoted to these issues. With this volume, we give an up-to-date view of the present state of this field.