Solar Physics

, Volume 218, Issue 1–2, pp 345–357 | Cite as

On the link between northern fennoscandian climate and length of the quasi-eleven-year cycle in galactic cosmic-ray flux

  • M.G. Ogurtsov
  • H. Jungner
  • G.E. Kocharov
  • M. Lindholm
  • M. Eronen
  • Yu.A. Nagovitsyn


Bidecadal fluctuations in terrestrial climate were analyzed. It was shown that this variability might arise if Earth's climate reacts to galactic cosmic-ray intensity, integrated over its full quasi-11-year cycle. It was further shown that this integral effect should also lead to an effective link between climate and the duration of the quasi-11-year cycle in cosmic ray flux. That, in turn, must result in appearance of some connection between climate and the length of the solar cycle, which is currently a topic of active debate. Analyses of temperature proxies, obtained for northern Fennoscandia, confirmed the connection of the climate in this region and the length of the cycle in galactic cosmic-ray intensity. Decadal and bidecadal variability of integrated cosmic-ray flux was quantitatively estimated.


Solar Cycle Integral Effect Active Debate Effective Link Temperature Proxy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M.G. Ogurtsov
    • 1
  • H. Jungner
    • 2
  • G.E. Kocharov
    • 1
  • M. Lindholm
    • 3
  • M. Eronen
    • 4
  • Yu.A. Nagovitsyn
    • 5
  1. 1.A.F. Ioffe Physico-Technical Institute of Russian Academy of SciencesSt.-PetersburgRussia
  2. 2.Dating LaboratoryUniversity of HelsinkiRussia
  3. 3.Saima Center for Environmental SciencesSavonlinnaFinland
  4. 4.Department of GeologyUniversity of HelsinkiGustav
  5. 5.Central (Pulkovo) Astronomic Observatory

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