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Stanhill, G., Institute of Soils and Water, ARO, Bet Dagan, Israel, Institute of Soils and Water, Agricultural Research Organization, Bet Dagan 50-250, Israel
Cohen, S., Institute of Soils and Water, ARO, Bet Dagan, Israel
A significant decrease in the annual sums of global irradiance reaching the surface in Antarctica, averaging -0.28 W m-2 yr-1, was derived from an analysis of all complete years of measurement available from 12 pyranometer stations, 10 of which were on the coast. The decrease was greater than could be attributed to the nonhomogeneous nature of the database, the estimated errors of measurement, or changes in the amount of cloud cover. The smaller database of radiation balance measurements available showed no statistically significant change. Possible causes of these results are discussed, as is the implication that the recent surface warming in Antarctica is not due to radiative forcing.
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Recent changes in solar irradiance in Antarctica
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Stanhill, G., Institute of Soils and Water, ARO, Bet Dagan, Israel, Institute of Soils and Water, Agricultural Research Organization, Bet Dagan 50-250, Israel
Cohen, S., Institute of Soils and Water, ARO, Bet Dagan, Israel
Recent changes in solar irradiance in Antarctica
A significant decrease in the annual sums of global irradiance reaching the surface in Antarctica, averaging -0.28 W m-2 yr-1, was derived from an analysis of all complete years of measurement available from 12 pyranometer stations, 10 of which were on the coast. The decrease was greater than could be attributed to the nonhomogeneous nature of the database, the estimated errors of measurement, or changes in the amount of cloud cover. The smaller database of radiation balance measurements available showed no statistically significant change. Possible causes of these results are discussed, as is the implication that the recent surface warming in Antarctica is not due to radiative forcing.
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