GEOPHYSICAL MONOGRAPH SERIES, VOL. 190, PP. 173-187, 2010
Solar variability and the stratosphere
The absorption of solar radiation in the atmosphere is considered, focusing on its spectral composition as it travels downward
through the stratosphere. The evidence for variations in solar radiative output is reviewed, and how these impact heating
rates and ozone concentrations is examined. The signal of solar variability in the stratosphere, as found in observational
data and model simulations, is described, and the mechanisms whereby these signals are produced are discussed. Finally, the
potential for a solar impact on the stratosphere to influence tropospheric climate through dynamical coupling is considered.
Citation: Haigh, J. D. (2010), Solar variability and the stratosphere, in The Stratosphere: Dynamics, Transport, and Chemistry, Geophys. Monogr. Ser., vol. 190, edited by