Cosmic Rays, Clouds, and Climate

  title={Cosmic Rays, Clouds, and Climate},
  author={Kenneth S. Carslaw and R. Giles Harrison and Jasper Kirkby},
  pages={1732 - 1737}
It has been proposed that Earth's climate could be affected by changes in cloudiness caused by variations in the intensity of galactic cosmic rays in the atmosphere. This proposal stems from an observed correlation between cosmic ray intensity and Earth's average cloud cover over the course of one solar cycle. Some scientists question the reliability of the observations, whereas others, who accept them as reliable, suggest that the correlation may be caused by other physical phenomena with… Expand

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