Articles | Volume 16, issue 23
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 15033–15047, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-15033-2016
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 15033–15047, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-15033-2016

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 et al.

Data sets

Monthly averages of Solar 10.7 cm flux Natural Resources Canada http://www.spaceweather.gc.ca/solarflux/sx-5-mavg-en.php

Wilcox Solar Observatory Polar Field Observations Wilcox Solar Observatory http://wso.stanford.edu/Polar.html

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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.
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