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The Earth's Climate and Variability of the Sun Over Recent Millennia: Geophysical, Astronomical and Archaeological Aspects

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Edited By: JC Pecker and SK Runcorn

293 pages, 3 plates

Royal Society

Hardback | Dec 1990 | #10942 | ISBN: 0854034064
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The carbon 14 record in bristlecone pine of the past 8000 years based on the dendrochronology of the late C.W.Ferguson, W.E.Suess and T.W.Linick; the spectrum of radiocarbon, C.P.Sonett and S.A.Finney; environmental information in the isotopic record in trees, S.Epstein and R.V.Krishnamurthy; on the need for further isotropic measurements from tree rings, M.G.L.Baillie; precambrian cyclic rythmites - solar-climatic or tidal signatures?, G.E.Williams; environmental records from polar ice cores, C.Lorus; Beryllium 10 and sigma hydrogen 2 in polar ice cores as a probe of the solar variability's influence on climate, G.M.Raisbeck et al; the past 5000 years history of solar modulation of cosmic radiation from Beryllium 10 and carbon 14, H.Oeschger and J.Beer; on the presence of regular periodicities in the thermoluminescence profile of a recent sea sediment core, G.C.Castagnoli et al; astronomical determination of the solar variability, E.Ribes; historical evidence concerning the sun-interpretation of sunspot records during the telescopic and pretelescopic eras, F.R.Stephenson; solar observation in ancient China and solar variability, XuZhentao; relevance of medieval, Egyptian and American dates to the study of climatic and radiocarbon variability, R.Berger; evolutive spectral analaysis of sunspot data over the past 300 years, A.Berger et al; some thoughts on sun-weather relations, J.A.Eddy; holocene climatic change, carbon 14 wiggles and variations in solar irradiance, T.M.L.Wigley and P.M.Kelly; modelling the climatic responses to solar variability, J.C.Gerard; are there solar signals in the African monsoon and rainfall?, H.Faure and M.Leroux; associations between the 11-year old solar cycle, the quasibiennial oscillation and the atmosphere - a summary of recent work, K.Labitzke and H.V.Loon; solar luminosity variations over timescales of days to the past few solar cycles, P.Foukal; time series analysis of Holocene climate data, D.J.Thomson; periodicity and aperiodicity in solar magnetic activity, N.O.Weiss; on possible origins of relatively short-term changes in the solar structure, D.O.Gough; variability in the solar output, I.W.Roxburgh; archaeological evidence and non-evidence for climatic change, P.I.Kuniholm; climate and Holocene culture change - some practical problems, A.C.Renfrew; human biogeography and climate change in Siberia and Arctic North America in the fourth and fifth millennia BP, W.R.Powers and R.H.Jordan; the bearing of phyto-archaeological evidence on discussions of climatic change over recent millennia, J.L.Vernet; closing remarks - astronomical, J.C.Pecker; closing remarks - geophysical, S.K.Runcorn.

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