Efficiency of Convection and Time Variation of the Solar Constant

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Science  14 Jul 1978:
Vol. 201, Issue 4351, pp. 150-151
DOI: 10.1126/science.201.4351.150


Variations in the efficiency of convection resulting from its stochastic nature could be manifested as small (≲1 percent) fluctuations in the solar constant. This could result in changes in the earth's climate with time scales of decades to centuries.