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Advances in Earth Science  2008, Vol. 23 Issue (9): 915-924    DOI: 10.11867/j.issn.1001-8166.2008.09.0915
The Progress in Variation of Surface Solar Radiation, Factors and Probable Climatic Effects
Shen Yanbo1,Zhao Zongci1,Shi Guangyu2
1.National Climate Center, Center for Wind and Solar Energy Resources Assessment, China Meteorological Administration, Beijing 100081, China;2. Institute of Atmospheric Physics,Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100029, China
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The surface solar radiation over global and regional areas (including China) has obvious changed during the recent several decades. Before the middle or end of the 1980s, the surface solar radiation decreased (namely global dimming') and after that increased (namely global brightening'). The reasons for this change are multiplex and complex. The change of total cloudiness can not account for it reasonably while the change of aerosol may be important in some regions (including China). The change of surface solar radiation would have important climate effects. During global brightening', the warming effect of greenhouse gases would be more obvious. In this paper, the newest results in above three aspects are concluded and analyzed, which will be useful for climate change study in China.

Key words:  Surface solar radiation      Cloudiness      Aerosol      Global climate change.     
Received:  10 June 2008      Published:  10 September 2008
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Shen Yanbo,Zhao Zongci,Shi Guangyu2. The Progress in Variation of Surface Solar Radiation, Factors and Probable Climatic Effects. Advances in Earth Science, 2008, 23(9): 915-924.

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