Tag Archives: Sunlight

New paper: Clouds blown by the solar wind

This paper suggests a terrestrial impact on cloud cover from the interplanetary electric field (IEF) via the global electric circuit. A primer video on the GEC is below. Clouds blown by the solar wind M Voiculescu et al 2013 Environ. Res. … Continue reading

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Geoengineering approaches to reduce climate change unlikely to succeed

From the EGU: Heavy rainfall events can be more common in a warmer world (Credit: Annett Junginger, distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu) Reducing the amount of sunlight reaching the planet’s surface by geoengineering may not undo climate change after all. Two German … Continue reading

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Shocker: Global warming may simply be an artifact of clean air laws

Pollution controls have contributed to a more transparent atmosphere, thus allowing for “…a staggering increase in surface solar radiation of the order of ∼20% over the last decade.” A new paper (O’Dowd et al.) from the National University of Ireland … Continue reading

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Aging weather stations contribute to high temperature records

New paper finds that aging weather stations record much higher daytime temperatures, 1.63°C higher than new stations While we are all watching the heat wave developing in the US southwest, here is something to consider. Albedo on the surfaces of … Continue reading

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Solar gains in Spain may cause warmists pain

From the FECYT – Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology via Eurekalert comes this interesting note about solar forcing. It seems there’s a 2.3% per decade increase in solar radiation observed in Spain. Surely this is more than enough to … Continue reading

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Solar cycle update – sun’s magnetic activity still in a slump

Despite some small upticks on sunspot and 10.7cm radio activity, the magentic activity of the sun is still bumping along the bottom. A slight uptick was seen in sunspot count.  A similar slight uptick occurred in radio flux.

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The ‘good IT fairy’ follows the ‘Secret Santa’ IPCC AR5 leak

People send me stuff. Yesterday in the major WUWT story More IPCC AR5: THE SECRET SANTA LEAK  Donna asked: If anyone has the technical skill to make all of this data available – and searchable – online, that would be welcome, … Continue reading

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Another solar study: this one suggests no significant solar influence

On Saturday I posted about this study from Pierre Gosselin at No Tricks Zone: New Study Shows A Clear Millennial Solar Impact Throughout Holocene Now we have another that suggests little effect. and shows a business as usual projected warming … Continue reading

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The Mystery of Equation 8

I’ve been looking at the Nikolov and Zeller paper again. Among other things, they claim to be able to calculate the surface temperature Ts of eight different planets and moons from knowing nothing more than the solar irradiation So and the … Continue reading

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Visualizing the “Greenhouse Effect” – Light and Heat

Guest Post by Ira Glickstein Solar “light” radiation in = Earth “heat” radiation to Space out! That’s old news to those of us who understand all energy is fungible (may be converted to different forms of energy) and energy/mass is … 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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