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Gravitational energy of solar oscillations and climatic changes
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Abstract
The gravitational energy associated with variations in the radius of the Sun is huge: with a relative change of 1/2000 (the estimated difference between maximum and minimum solar activity) and taking only the convection zone to expand, corresponds to about 2 10(34)J, which is 1/10 of the total rotational energy of the Sun. Non-radial oscillations with a tiny nonlinearity can still yield energies comparable to or larger than the total magnetic energy of a full sunspot cycle or three or four orders more than the luminosity of the Sun, but that is not sufficient to account for the changes of the temperature on Earth. The expansion of the upper layers of the convection zone, however, may directly or indirectly affect the climate and the biological aspects on the Earth. Moreover this suits a qualitative explanation why the Sun expands during a minimum of the magnetic activity.
Language
English
Source (book)
1st Solar and Space Weather Euroconference on the Solar Cycle and, Terrestrial Climate, SEP 25-29, 2000, Inst. Astrofis Canarias, Santa Cruz Tenerife, Spain
Publication
Noordwijk : ESA, 2000
ISBN
92-9092-693-7
Volume/pages
463(2000), p. 297-300
ISI
000168300800040
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Creation 01.03.2012
Last edited 07.08.2017
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