Articles | Volume 16, issue 23
Research article
06 Dec 2016
Research article |  | 06 Dec 2016

Long-term dynamics of OH * temperatures over central Europe: trends and solar correlations

Christoph Kalicinsky, Peter Knieling, Ralf Koppmann, Dirk Offermann, Wolfgang Steinbrecht, and Johannes Wintel

Data sets

Monthly averages of Solar 10.7 cm flux Natural Resources Canada

Wilcox Solar Observatory Polar Field Observations Wilcox Solar Observatory

Short summary
The analysis of temperatures in the mesopause region between 1988 to 2015 shows, besides the known correlation with the 11-year solar activity cycle, a trend reversal in 2008 that can be described by a long-term oscillation. Understanding such long periodic oscillations in the atmosphere is of prime importance for climate modelling and predictions of future trends.
Final-revised paper