Detecting the 11-year solar cycle in the surface temperature field Chapter uri icon


  • 2004 by the American Geophysical Union. This chapter reviews work conducted by the authors over the last few years attempting to detect the climatic response of the solar 11-year cycle signal in the Earths temperature field. After explaining the multivariate regression technique used we present our results, namely that there is a faint response to the solar cycle and its amplitude is roughly what we would expect (few hundredths of a degree C) based upon simple energy balance model estimates. The detection is at about the 25% significance level.

author list (cited authors)

  • North, G. R., Wu, Q., & Stevens, M. J.

complete list of authors

  • North, GR||Wu, Q||Stevens, MJ

Book Title

  • Solar Variability and Its Effects on Climate

publication date

  • January 2004