Sep 21 – 23, 2015
Royal Observatory of Belgium
Europe/Brussels timezone

The quest for understanding solar brightness variation. How can SOLSPEC contribute?

Sep 23, 2015, 10:00 AM
Meridian Room (Royal Observatory of Belgium)

Meridian Room

Royal Observatory of Belgium

Avenue Circulaire - 3 - Ringlaan 1180 Brussels
3-Results from recent space missions


Dr Alexander Shapiro (Max-Planck-Institut für Sonnensystemforschung)


Although the measurements and modeling of the solar brightness variation were under active examination during the last few decades, the complete picture of the solar brightness variability is still unclear. Therefore the launch of every new space mission devoted to the measurements of the solar brightness is able to provide a crucial piece of complementary information, as well as to nourish theoretical models. We show how the SOLSPEC data may help to resolve a long-standing controversy about the magnitude and phase of solar brightness variations. We discuss a new generation of solar brightness variability models and show how the SOLSPEC data can help to constrain them.

Primary author

Dr Alexander Shapiro (Max-Planck-Institut für Sonnensystemforschung)


Dr Eugene Rozanov (Physikalisch-Meteorologishes Observatorium Davos) Dr Gerard Thuillier (LATMOS-CNRS) Mr Rinat Tagirov (Physikalisch-Meteorologishes Observatorium Davos) Mr Timofei Sukhodolov (Physikalisch-Meteorologishes Observatorium Davos) Prof. Werner Schmutz (Physikalisch-Meteorologishes Observatorium Davos)

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