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Efficiency of Convection and Time Variation of the Solar Constant

Dearborn, David S. P. and Newman, Michael J. (1978) Efficiency of Convection and Time Variation of the Solar Constant. Science, 201 (4351). pp. 150-151. ISSN 0036-8075. doi:10.1126/science.201.4351.150.

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Variations in the efficiency of convection resulting from its stochastic nature could be manifested as small (≲1 percent) fluctuations in the solar constant. This could result in changes in the earth's climate with time scales of decades to centuries.

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Additional Information:© 1978 American Association for the Advancement of Science. Received 27 January 1978; revised 28 March 1978. We are grateful for the hospitality of the Summer Workshop in Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of California, Santa Cruz. One of us (D.S.P.D.) thanks the Kellogg Radiation Laboratory (especially W. Fowler) for summer support (grant PHY 76-83685 from the National Science Foundation). We also thank J. B. Blake, D. Gough, and R. Ulrich for useful discussions.
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Official Citation:Efficiency of Convection and Time Variation of the Solar Constant DAVID S. P. DEARBORN and MICHAEL J. NEWMAN Science 14 July 1978: 201 (4351), 150-151. [DOI:10.1126/science.201.4351.150]
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