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Solar Influence on Decadal Climate Cycles over Balkan PeninsulaNormal access

Authors: Ya. Chapanov, M. Atanasova and N. Nikolova
Event name: 8th Congress of the Balkan Geophysical Society
Session: Marine Geophysics & Well Logging
Publication date: 05 October 2015
DOI: 10.3997/2214-4609.201414194
Organisations: BGS, EAGE
Language: English
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The solar activity cycles affect various parameters of surface areas, including rains, snow covers, river streamflows and other hydrological cycles. These processes are due mainly to the total solar irradiance variations, followed by weather and climate changes. The interconnection between the solar cycles and decadal climate changes over Balkan Peninsula is investigated by means of reconstructed Total Solar Irradiance TSI, precipitation and temperature over Balkan Peninsula for the period 1766-2000 and measurements from station Sofia for 1901-2013. The decadal oscillations of precipitation, temperature and TSI with periods corresponding to the sunspots (11 years), solar magnetic cycle (22 years), equatorial solar asymmetry (45 years) and Gleissberg cycle (70-100 years) are compared and analyzed. The possibility to create decadal forecast models, based on solar activity cycles, are discussed.

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