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Research article
11 Sep 2023
Research article |  | 11 Sep 2023

A critical evaluation of decadal solar cycle imprints in the MiKlip historical ensemble simulations

Tobias C. Spiegl, Ulrike Langematz, Holger Pohlmann, and Jürgen Kröger

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We investigate the role of the solar cycle in atmospheric domains with the Max Plank Institute Earth System Model in high resolution (MPI-ESM-HR). We focus on the tropical upper stratosphere, Northern Hemisphere (NH) winter dynamics and potential surface imprints. We found robust solar signals at the tropical stratopause and a weak dynamical response in the NH during winter. However, we cannot confirm the importance of the 11-year solar cycle for decadal variability in the troposphere.