From Dimming to Brightening: Decadal Changes in Solar Radiation at Earth's Surface. Wild, M., Gilgen, H., Roesch, A., Ohmura, A., Long, C. N., Dutton, E. G., Forgan, B., Kallis, A., Russak, V., & Tsvetkov, A. Science, 308(5723):847--850, 5, 2005.
From Dimming to Brightening: Decadal Changes in Solar Radiation at Earth's Surface [link]Paper  abstract   bibtex   
Variations in solar radiation incident at Earth's surface profoundly affect the human and terrestrial environment. A decline in solar radiation at land surfaces has become apparent in many observational records up to 1990, a phenomenon known as global dimming. Newly available surface observations from 1990 to the present, primarily from the Northern Hemisphere, show that the dimming did not persist into the 1990s. Instead, a widespread brightening has been observed since the late 1980s. This reversal is reconcilable with changes in cloudiness and atmospheric transmission and may substantially affect surface climate, the hydrological cycle, glaciers, and ecosystems.
@article{Wild:2005,
	Abstract = {Variations in solar radiation incident at Earth's surface profoundly affect the human and terrestrial environment. A decline in solar radiation at land surfaces has become apparent in many observational records up to 1990, a phenomenon known as global dimming. Newly available surface observations from 1990 to the present, primarily from the Northern Hemisphere, show that the dimming did not persist into the 1990s. Instead, a widespread brightening has been observed since the late 1980s. This reversal is reconcilable with changes in cloudiness and atmospheric transmission and may substantially affect surface climate, the hydrological cycle, glaciers, and ecosystems. },
	Annote = {10.1126/science.1103215},
	Author = {Wild, Martin and Gilgen, Hans and Roesch, Andreas and Ohmura, Atsumu and Long, Charles N. and Dutton, Ellsworth G. and Forgan, Bruce and Kallis, Ain and Russak, Viivi and Tsvetkov, Anatoly},
	Date = {2005/5/6},
	Date-Added = {2010-08-11 12:03:32 -0600},
	Date-Modified = {2010-08-11 12:03:32 -0600},
	Journal = {Science},
	Journal1 = {Science},
	Month = {5},
	Number = {5723},
	Pages = {847--850},
	Title = {From Dimming to Brightening: {D}ecadal Changes in Solar Radiation at {E}arth's Surface},
	Ty = {JOUR},
	Url = {http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/abstract/308/5723/847},
	Volume = {308},
	Year = {2005},
	Bdsk-Url-1 = {http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/abstract/308/5723/847}}

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