Space Science Reviews

, Volume 94, Issue 1–2, pp 25–38 | Cite as

Observations of Variability in Cosmic Rays

  • G.A. Bazilevskaya


Cosmic rays are the main source of ionization in the atmosphere at altitudes below 55–60 km. This circumstance, together with the fact that cosmic ray flux modulation closely mirrors the solar activity time history, makes cosmic rays a good candidate as a possible mediator in the solar variability – climate relationship. The observed cosmic ray flux variations are described with the aim of emphasizing the features which may be useful in the search of correlation between cosmic rays and atmospheric phenomena.


Atmosphere Solar Activity Time History Activity Time Flux Variation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G.A. Bazilevskaya
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  1. 1.Lebedev Physical InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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