• The role of cosmic rays in the Earth’s atmospheric processes

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      Cosmic rays; global electric circuit; ion-aerosol; cloud variation; weather and climate; global warming.

    • Abstract


      In this paper, we have provided an overview of cosmic ray effects on terrestrial processes such as electrical properties, global electric circuit, lightning, cloud formation, cloud coverage, atmospheric temperature, space weather phenomena, climate, etc. It is suggested that cosmic rays control short-term and long-term variations in climate. There are many basic phenomena which need further study and require new and long-term data set. Some of these have been pointed out.

    • Author Affiliations


      Devendraa Siingh1 2 R P Singh3

      1. Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Dr. Homi Bhabha Road, Pashan, Pune 411 008, India
      2. Center for Sun-Climate Research, Danish National Space Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark
      3. Veer Kunwar Singh University, Ara 802 301, India
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  • Pramana – Journal of Physics | News

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