The electric Earth: Cosmic influences on the atmosphere

N. Arnold, Torsten Neubert

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The universe is full of exotic particles and waves. Some, such as neutrinos, pass through our neighbourhood unnoticed; others, such as extreme uv radiation, are absorbed by the upper atmosphere before they are able to do too much damage. For a long time, any systematic attempt to understand how our weather can be affected by extra-terrestrial sources other than solar visible and infrared radiation has been a lively and often controversial diversion from mainstream research. But recent scientific and technological breakthroughs and concern over long-term climate change have brought this subject into the spotlight.
Original languageEnglish
JournalAstronomy & Geophysics
Issue number6
Pages (from-to)9-12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2002
Externally publishedYes


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