Cosmic Radiation and the Weather

@article{Ney1959CosmicRA,
  title={Cosmic Radiation and the Weather},
  author={Edward P. Ney},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1959},
  volume={183},
  pages={451-452}
}
  • E. Ney
  • Published 1959
  • Physics
  • Nature
THE purpose of this communication is to point out the existence of a large tropospheric and stratospheric effect produced by the solar-cycle modulation of cosmic rays. Since there is some evidence for solar-cycle correlations in the weather, the phenomena described here should be considered in attempts to understand climatological effects of solar-cycle period. 
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