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Evidence for climate variations induced by the 11-year solar and cosmic rays cycles

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  26 February 2010

William Bruckman
Department of Physics and Electronics, University of Puerto Rico at Humacao, CUH Station, 100 Route 908, Humacao, PR 00791-4300 email:
Elio Ramos
Department of Mathematics, University of Puerto Rico at Humacao, CUH Station, 100 Route 908, Humacao, PR 00791-4300 email:
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We analyzed data from PSMSL monthly mean sea level seeking correlations between sea level fluctuations and the solar and cosmic rays 11 year cycle. The data reveals decadal variability that could be causally connected to the solar and cosmic rays cycle, since these periodic changes are correlated. It is also found that the solar (cosmic rays) cycle correlates (anti-correlates) with the mean global surface temperature anomaly. A probable explanation of the above correlations is that the solar intensity and cosmic rays variations induce oscillations in the average temperature and precipitation, with corresponding changes in the continental water and snow accumulation. Thus, for instance, a higher than average snow and water over land, and lower temperatures produce oceans thermal contraction and lower mass, implicating lower mean sea level.

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