Articles | Volume 18, issue 6
Research article
01 Jul 2022
Research article |  | 01 Jul 2022

Influence of long-term changes in solar irradiance forcing on the Southern Annular Mode

Nicky M. Wright, Claire E. Krause, Steven J. Phipps, Ghyslaine Boschat, and Nerilie J. Abram


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on cp-2021-156', Anonymous Referee #1, 18 Feb 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on cp-2021-156', Anonymous Referee #2, 22 Mar 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (04 May 2022) by Elizabeth Thomas
AR by Nicky Wright on behalf of the Authors (13 May 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (26 May 2022) by Elizabeth Thomas
Short summary
The Southern Annular Mode (SAM) is a major mode of climate variability. Proxy-based SAM reconstructions show changes that last millennium climate simulations do not reproduce. We test the SAM's sensitivity to solar forcing using simulations with a range of solar values and transient last millennium simulations with large-amplitude solar variations. We find that solar forcing can alter the SAM and that strong solar forcing transient simulations better match proxy-based reconstructions.