Research on Solar Long-term Variability and Effects

Space climate

Space climate is an interdisciplinary science that concentrates on the long-term change (tens to thousands of years) in the Sun and its effects in the heliosphere (region of space dominated by solar magnetic field), in the near-Earth space, atmosphere and climate. Space weather is concentrated on studying these things on shorter time scales from hours to few days.

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Centre of Excellence on Research on Solar Long-term Variability and Effects

Recent research has been concentrated on following key questions:
•    How and why has the solar magnetic field and solar wind changed during the past 150 years?
•    How have geomagnetic activity and near-Earth energetic particle populations changed during the last 150 years?
•    What is causing the recent rapid decline in solar activity and what effects does it have?
•    What are the solar effects on climate and climate change?

People involved
27.2.2019 Researcher

Ilya Usoskin

3.5.2017 Researcher

Timo Asikainen

2.10.2018 Researcher

Ilpo Virtanen