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SEC-HOLISTIC: HOlistic Links between the Ionosphere, Stratosphere and Troposphere and their Influence on Climate
Entry ID: GB-NERC-BAS-PDC-00524

Abstract: SEC will describe and quantify the key mechanisms by which variations in the solar wind and solar high-energy radiation affect the Earth's atmosphere, to determine whether or not these have a significant effect on the Earth's climate system. It will look at the atmosphere and geospace as a unified whole, opening the way to the development of more realistic numerical models of the climate system
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Purpose: Objectives
* Quantify the key mechanisms of indirect links between the Sun and the Earth's atmosphere
o via solar and radiation belt particles
o via the geoelectric field
o via atmospheric waves
* Determine how the effect of solar variability may be amplified through those links and the significance for climate
* Determine the evolution of atmospheric change over time due to indirect influences, on different timescales and at different epochs
Data Set Citation
Version: Not provided
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1970-01-01
Access Constraints This data is governed by the NERC Data Policy -
Use Constraints This data is governed by the NERC Data Policy -
Data Set Progress
Data Center
Antarctic Environmental Data Centre, British Antarctic Survey, Natural Environment Research Council, United Kingdom Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Contact Address:
Polar Data Centre
British Antarctic Survey
Phone: 44 (0) 1223 221400
Fax: 44 (0) 1223 362616
Email: polardatacentre at
Contact Address:
British Antarctic Survey
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-04-05
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-11-01