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The Surface Temperature of the Sun and Changes in the Solar Constant

Kuhn, J. R. and Libbrecht, K. G. and Dicke, R. H. (1988) The Surface Temperature of the Sun and Changes in the Solar Constant. Science, 242 (4880). pp. 908-911. ISSN 0036-8075. doi:10.1126/science.242.4880.908.

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The solar distortion telescope has been used to measure the limb shape and latitude dependence of the limb brightness during the summer months for a 5-year period - a time base sufficient to detect solar cycle trends in the data. Comparison of these observations with spaceborne measurements of the solar constant suggests that a significant part of the solar cycle variation in irradiance is a result of temporal changes in the latitude-dependent surface temperature of the sun.

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Additional Information:© 1988 American Association for the Advancement of Science. Received 25 July 1988; accepted 12 September 1988. This research was supported in part by NSF grant ATM-8604400 and a Sloan Foundation grant to J.R.K.
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Official Citation:The Surface Temperature of the Sun and Changes in the Solar Constant J. R. Kuhn, K. G. Libbrecht, and R. H. Dicke Science 11 November 1988: 242 (4880), 908-911. [DOI:10.1126/science.242.4880.908]
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