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A study of the link between cosmic rays and clouds with a cloud chamber at the CERN PS

  title={A study of the link between cosmic rays and clouds with a cloud chamber at the CERN PS},
  author={The Cloud Collaboration},
Recent satellite data have revealed a surprising correlation between galactic cosmic ray (GCR) intensity and the fraction of the Earth covered by clouds. If this correlation were to be established by a causal mechanism, it could provide a crucial step in understanding the long-sought mechanism connecting solar and climate variability. The Earth's climate seems to be remarkably sensitive to solar activity, but variations of the Sun's electromagnetic radiation appear to be too small to account… Expand
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