Springer Atmospheric Sciences

Climate and Weather of the Sun-Earth System (CAWSES)

Highlights from a Priority Program

Editors: Lübken, Franz-Josef (Ed.)

  • Summary of the largest project (6 years) within an international SCOSTEP program
  • SCOSTEP is the largest scientific organization of solar/terrestrial physics
  • Several hundred scientists involved worldwide (appr. 120 in Germany)
  • Solar/terrestrial issues receive increasing attention in climate science
  • Scientific results on highest level, qualified by international review process
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CAWSES (Climate and Weather of the Sun-Earth System) is the most important scientific program of SCOSTEP (Scientific Committee on Solar-Terrestrial Physics). CAWSES has triggered a scientific priority program within the German Research Foundation for a period of 6 years. Approximately 30 scientific institutes and 120 scientists were involved in Germany with strong links to international partners. The priority program focuses on solar influence on climate, atmospheric coupling processes, and space climatology.

This book summarizes the most important results from this program covering some important research topics from the Sun to climate. Solar related processes are studied including the evolution of solar radiation with relevance to climate. Results regarding the influence of the Sun on the terrestrial atmosphere from the troposphere to the thermosphere are presented including stratospheric ozone, mesospheric ice clouds, geomagnetic effects, and their relevance to climate. Several chapters highlight the importance of coupling mechanisms within the atmosphere, covering transport mechanisms of photochemically active species, dynamical processes such as gravity waves, tides, and planetary waves, and feedback mechanisms between the thermal and dynamical structure of the atmosphere. Special attention is paid to climate signals in the middle and upper atmosphere and their significance relative to natural variability.

Table of contents (32 chapters)

  • Scientific Summary of the German CAWSES Priority Program

    Lübken, Franz-Josef

    Pages 1-18

  • Models of Solar Total and Spectral Irradiance Variability of Relevance for Climate Studies

    Krivova, Natalie A. (et al.)

    Pages 19-38

  • Investigation of Solar Irradiance Variations and Their Impact on Middle Atmospheric Ozone

    Weber, Mark (et al.)

    Pages 39-54

  • Solar Activity, the Heliosphere, Cosmic Rays and Their Impact on the Earth’s Atmosphere

    Fichtner, Horst (et al.)

    Pages 55-78

  • Do Galactic Cosmic Rays Impact the Cirrus Cloud Cover?

    Rohs, Susanne (et al.)

    Pages 79-87

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eBook $179.00
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Hardcover $229.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Climate and Weather of the Sun-Earth System (CAWSES)
Book Subtitle
Highlights from a Priority Program
Editors
  • Franz-Josef Lübken
Series Title
Springer Atmospheric Sciences
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-4348-9
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-4348-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-4347-2
Series ISSN
2194-5217
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 634
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