J. Phys. IV France
Volume 121, December 2004
Page(s) 151 - 160

J. Phys. IV France 121 (2004) 151-160

DOI: 10.1051/jp4:2004121009

The solar magnetic activity and earth's climate

H. Lundstedt

Swedish Institute of Space Physics, Scheelev. 17, 223 70 Lund, Sweden

In this article I am going to describe the new picture of the Sun and how that can help us understand the influence of the solar activity on earth's climate. Helioseismology has started to reveal the causes of the solar activity, i.e. how the solar dynamo operates. In this article I will use the North Atlantic Oscillation as an indicator of the climate to illustrate how the solar activity can influence the climate. Finally, I describe the solar activity the last 1000 years and next coming 100 years.

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