J. Space Weather Space Clim.
Volume 6, 2016
Brightness Variations of the Sun and Sun-like Stars and Resulting Influences on their Environments
|Number of page(s)||12|
|Published online||08 December 2016|
Solar spectral irradiance variability in cycle 24: observations and models
Science Systems and Applications, Inc., Lanham, MD
2 NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA
3 Space Science Division, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC 20375-5320, USA
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 24 October 2016
Utilizing the excellent stability of the Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI), we characterize both short-term (solar rotation) and long-term (solar cycle) changes of the solar spectral irradiance (SSI) between 265 and 500 nm during the ongoing cycle 24. We supplement the OMI data with concurrent observations from the Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment-2 (GOME-2) and Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment (SORCE) instruments and find fair-to-excellent, depending on wavelength, agreement among the observations, and predictions of the Naval Research Laboratory Solar Spectral Irradiance (NRLSSI2) and Spectral And Total Irradiance REconstruction for the Satellite era (SATIRE-S) models.
Key words: Sun / Solar activity / Spectral irradiance
© S.V. Marchenko et al., Published by EDP Sciences 2016
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