Solar changes help create cold northern winters
Fluctuations in ultraviolet light can set up frigid, snowy conditions
By Alexandra Witze, 14:40 PM October 7, 2011
Harsh winters in the United States and northern Europe may partly be the result of changes in ultraviolet radiation coming from the sun.
A new climate simulation study shows how fluctuations in ultraviolet light linked to the sun’s 11-year activity cycle could change winter weather patterns across the Northern Hemisphere. The work appears online October 9 in Nature Geoscience.
“We hope this will open the door to improving ultralong-range predictions,” says co-author Adam Scaife, a climate ...
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