This page is dedicated to the discussion of cosmic rays and there impact on cloud formation. Subjects of interest include the CLOUD and SKY Experiments and the work of Dr Henrik Svensmark and the Center fro Sun-Climate Research. I will be adding more information over time.
One of the primary investigator is Henrik Sevensmark.
Here is a paper by Henrik Svensmark in Cosomclimatology draws attention to an overlooked mechanismof climate change: Clouds seeded by cosmic rays.
Changes in the intensity of galactic cosmic rays alter the Earth’s cloudiness. A recent experiment has shown how electrons liberated by cosmic rays assistinmakingaerosols,the building blocks of cloud condensation nuclei, while anomalous climatic trends in Antarctica conﬁrmthe role of clouds in helping to drive climatechange. Variations in the cosmic-ray inﬂux due to solarmagnetic activity account well for climatic ﬂuctuationson decadal, centennial andmillennial timescales. Over longer intervals, the changing galactic environment of the solar systemhas had dramatic consequences, including Snowball Earth episodes. A new contribution to the faint young Sun paradox is also on offer.
Royal Astronomical Society in London published Henrik Svensmark’s latest paper entitled “Evidence of nearby supernovae affecting life on Earth”. After years of effort Svensmark shows how the variable frequency of stellar explosions not far from our planet has ruled over the changing fortunes of living things throughout the past half billion years.
Download this interesting paper HERE: j.1365-2966.2012.20953.x