• Solar Activity and Regional Climate

      Ogurtsov, M. G.; Kocharov, Grant E.; Lindholm, M.; Eronen, M.; Nagovitsyn, Yu A. (Department of Geosciences, The University of Arizona, 2001-01-01)
      We performed a statistical analysis of the data on summer temperature anomalies in northern Fennoscandia (8-1995 AD) and found that a 70-130-yr cycle is present in this series during most of the time period. A comparison of the reconstructed northern Fennoscandia temperature with different indicators of solar activity (Wolf numbers, the length of solar Schwabe cycle, extended bi-decadal radiocarbon series, and data on sunspots observed by naked eye) shows that the more probable cause of the periodicity is the modulation of regional northern Fennoscandia climate by the long-term solar cycle of Gleissberg. The effect of this century-scale solar modulation of the global Northern Hemisphere temperature is weaker.