2011-05-17 15:30:03A New Solar Reconstruction
dana1981
Dana Nuccitelli
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There's been some noise amongst "skeptics" about this new Shapiro et al. TSI reconstruction, which shows much (about 6x) larger past TSI changes than previous reconstructions.  So I tried to evaluate its plausibility from a climatic standpoint.  I think it makes for a pretty interesting post.  Bottom line: not surprisingly, it seems very implausible that it's correct.

A New Solar Reconstruction

2011-05-17 16:17:21
Rob Painting
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Interesting read. Ta.

2011-05-18 08:44:57
Riccardo

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Nice take.

You could add that such a strong solar forcing would force the earth's temperature to follow the same pattern of variability unless an even stronger forcing is active. Hard to immagine one.

2011-05-18 09:31:31
dana1981
Dana Nuccitelli
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Thanks.  So basically Riccardo, for the Shapiro reconstruction to be correct, we would expect temperatures to correlate very strongly with TSI, unless there were consistently another forcing on the order of 1 W/m2, yes?  That makes sense - that's a really big forcing.