Geophysical Journal | 2010 volume 32 5

Solar corpuscular Earth's atmosphere impact: review of the current state of problem

© L.V. Raychenko

Review of results has been given, which approve the hypothesis that solar cosmic rays (SCR) apparently play an important role in ionization of middle and lower atmosphere and may serve as a physical intermediary in solar-terrestrial climatic interrelations. Chains of interconnected processes in circumterrestrial space have been traced in the context of a system paradigm tectonosphere-atmosphere-ionosphere-magnetosphere, excited by SCR and solar wind. Possible trigger mechanisms of solar energy transfer to circumterrestrial space have been indicated. Possibility of enrichment of SCR by nuclei of heavy elements has been considered.

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