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CP | Articles | Volume 14, issue 8
Clim. Past, 14, 1179–1194, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-14-1179-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Clim. Past, 14, 1179–1194, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-14-1179-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 15 Aug 2018

Research article | 15 Aug 2018

Solar and volcanic forcing of North Atlantic climate inferred from a process-based reconstruction

Jesper Sjolte et al.

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Tropical volcanic eruptions and variations in solar activity have been suggested to influence the strength of westerly winds across the North Atlantic. We use Greenland ice core records together with a climate model simulation, and find stronger westerly winds for five winters following tropical volcanic eruptions. We see a delayed response to solar activity of 5 years, and the response to solar minima corresponds well to the cooling pattern during the period known as the Little Ice Age.
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