The effect of solar cycles on cloud formation


Locutus
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Y2Kyoto: You Mean That Big Blazing Ball In The Sky ?

By lance on August 30, 2016 2:30 PM | 7 Comments



New study suggests the Sun is even more important than we thought on Earth's climate due to its impact on cosmic rays
The research team led by Jacob Svensmark of DTU identified the strongest 26 "Forbush Decreases" between 1987 and 2007, and looked at ground-based and satellite records of cloud cover to see what happened. In a recent press release, their conclusions were summarized as follows: "[Strong "Forbush Decreases"] cause a reduction in cloud fraction of about 2 percent corresponding to roughly a billion tonnes of liquid water disappearing from the atmosphere."
A similar study in April was criticized by Watts Up With That? in April.

If true and put simply, solar cycle activity sweeps cosmic rays away from Earth. More cosmic rays leads to cloud formations so lots of cosmic rays hitting Earth = lots of clouds.

We are currently in a weak Solar Cycle 24 with 25 predicted to be weaker.






 
lone wolf
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Kee-ripe! Don't say solar cycle or some idiot will be trying to ride that off to fleece, sucker and profit too....