2011-03-11 17:45:49New cosmic ray paper
Ari Jokimäki


There's a new paper on cosmic rays by Erlykin et al.. Abstract is rather short and somewhat enigmatic, especially the sentence I have bolded:

"A survey is made of the evidence for and against the hypothesis that cosmic rays influence cloud cover. The analysis is made principally for the troposphere. It is concluded that for the troposphere there is only a very small overall value for the fraction of cloud attributable to cosmic rays (CR); if there is linearity between CR change and cloud change, the value is probably 1% for clouds below 6.5km, but less overall. The apparently higher value for low cloud is an artifact. The contribution of CR to ’climate change’ is quite negligible."

It would be nice to read full paper but I couldn't find it anywhere.