Climatic Changes; Their Nature And Causes by Ellsworth Huntington

Climatic Changes; Their Nature And Causes

byEllsworth Huntington

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Excerpt: ...what would happen to the climate of the earth as a whole if the conditions which now prevail at times of few sunspots were to become intensified. That they could become greatly intensified seems highly probable, for there is good reason to think that aside from the sunspot cycle the sun's atmosphere is in a disturbed condition. The prominences which sometimes shoot out hundreds of thousands of miles seem to be good evidence of this. Suppose that the sun's atmosphere should become very quiet. This would apparently mean that cyclonic storms would be much less numerous and less severe than during the present times of sunspot minima. The storms would also apparently follow paths in middle latitudes somewhat as they do now when sunspots are fewest. The first effect of such a condition, if we can judge from what happens at present, would be a rise in the general temperature of the earth, because less heat would be carried aloft by storms. Today, as is shown in Earth and Sun, a difference of perhaps 10 per cent in the average storminess during periods of sunspot maxima and minima is correlated with a difference of 3

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Title:Climatic Changes; Their Nature And CausesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:102 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.21 inPublished:October 17, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217458890

ISBN - 13:9780217458894

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