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NASA on the sun: ‘…tiny variations can have a significant effect on terrestrial climate.”

Researchers have considered the possibility that the sun plays a role in global warming. From NASA GSFC:  Solar Variability and Terrestrial Climate In the galactic scheme of things, the Sun is a remarkably constant star.  While some stars exhibit dramatic … Continue reading

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New Total Solar Irradiation (TSI) baseline value – solar min measured lower in 2008

From a new paper by Dr. Greg Kopp and Dr. Judith Lean, new finding on the solar minimum TSI in 2008: The most probable value of total solar irradiance representative of solar minimum is 1360.8 ± 0.5 W m−2, lower … Continue reading

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SORCE’s Solar Spectral Surprise – UV declined, TSI constant

From NASA’s website (h/t to David Archibald) By Adam Voiland NASA’s Earth Science News Team Two satellite instruments aboard NASA’s Solar Radiation & Climate Experiment (SORCE) mission — the Total Solar Irradiance Monitor (TIM) and the Solar Irradiance Monitor (SIM) … Continue reading

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