Geomagnetism and Aeronomy

, Volume 47, Issue 1, pp 109–117 | Cite as

Cosmic ray flux variations, modulated by the solar and terrestrial magnetic fields, and climate changes. Part 2: The time interval from ∼10000 to ∼100000 years ago

  • V. A. Dergachev
  • P. B. Dmitriev
  • O. M. Raspopov
  • H. Jungner


A joint analysis of paleodata on variations in cosmic ray fluxes, solar activity, geomagnetic field, and climate during the period from ∼10000 to ∼100000 years ago has been performed. Data on the time variations in the concentration of 14C and 10Be cosmogenic isotopes, which are generated in the Earth’s atmosphere under the action of cosmic ray fluxes modulated by solar activity and geomagnetic field variations, were used to detect variations in solar activity and the geomagnetic dipole. Information about climate changes has been obtained mainly from variations in the concentration of stable isotopes in the natural archives. A performed analysis indicates that the variations in cosmic ray fluxes under the action of variations in the geomagnetic field and solar activity are apparently one of the most effective natural factors of long-term climate changeability on a large time scale.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. A. Dergachev
    • 1
  • P. B. Dmitriev
    • 1
  • O. M. Raspopov
    • 2
  • H. Jungner
    • 3
  1. 1.Ioffe Physico-technical InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesSt. PetersburgRussia
  2. 2.Institute of Terrestrial Magnetism, Ionosphere, and Radiowave Propagation, St. Petersburg BranchRussian Academy of SciencesSt. PetersburgRussia
  3. 3.University of HelsinkiFinland

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