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Moscow University Physics Bulletin

, Volume 64, Issue 2, pp 214–217 | Cite as

The impact of cosmic dust on the Earth’s climate

  • V. I. Ermakov
  • V. P. OkhlopkovEmail author
  • Yu. I. Stozhkov
Article

Abstract

Flows of material particles, viz., cosmic rays and cosmic dust, are perpetually coming from space into the Earth’s atmosphere; these are particles sized from 0.001 μm to dozens or hundreds of μm. The paper shows that cosmic rays influence the main parameters of the atmosphere’s electricity, and cosmic dust influences global cloudiness, albedo and the Earth’s climate.

Key words

cosmic dust cosmic rays global climate of the Earth spherical albedo of the Earth 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. I. Ermakov
    • 1
  • V. P. Okhlopkov
    • 2
    Email author
  • Yu. I. Stozhkov
    • 3
  1. 1.Central Aerological Observatory of Rosgidromet (Federal Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring Service)Dolgoprudnyi, Moscow oblastRussia
  2. 2.Skobeltsyn Research Institute of Nuclear PhysicsMoscow State UniversityMoscowRussia
  3. 3.Dolgoprudnyi Research Station, Physical InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesDolgoprudnyi, Moscow oblastRussia

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