Clouds and Be-7: Perusing connections between cosmic rays and climate
2006 (English)In: Journal of Geophysical Research, ISSN 0148-0227, E-ISSN 2156-2202, Vol. 111, no D2, D02208- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
 Time series data on Be-7, precipitation, temperature, and satellite imagery of cloud cover over Scandinavia, together with cosmic ray and sunspot activity, were used to elucidate the relationship between cosmic rays and clouds, and ultimately climate change. The results indicate a coherent negative correlation between total cloud cover and Be-7 on intraseasonal, seasonal, and decadal scales. Although the reasons behind this correlation are unclear, a full-scale implication of this feature is in the possible use of Be-7 and Be-10 records for proxy paleo-reconstruction of total cloud cover. This is a strongly needed, but generally difficult to quantify parameter in climate models.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. Vol. 111, no D2, D02208- p.
Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-23045DOI: 10.1029/2005JD005903ISI: 000235157500001OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-23045DiVA: diva2:189964