Hurricanes and solar storms
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Started by madmechanic - Sept. 7, 2019, 11:05 a.m.

Something the good folks here might find interesting.

Before jumping to conclusions, correlation is not causation, this might have just been a very surprising coincidence but it's interesting to consider a connection.

By metmike - Sept. 7, 2019, 1:37 p.m.
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This is a fascinating topic. I need to learn more!

Of course galactic cosmic rays would be modulated by solar activity(solar wind)

Role of Variations in Galactic Cosmic Rays in Tropical Cyclogenesis: Evidence of Hurricane Katrina


Can short-period variations in the cosmic ray flux influence such atmospheric formations as tropical

cyclones? The authors of [7] present a detailed statisti-cal analysis of the possibilities of the correlation

between variations in solar geomagnetic activity and cosmic rays, on the one hand, and cyclonic activity in

the Pacific and Atlantic basins near the Mexican coast.Based on analysis of 119 typhoons and hurricanes in

these regions over a time interval of 55 yr, they found the following regularity: for seven hurricanes of cate-

gory 5, the Forbush depression of cosmic rays was recorded two days before the cyclone reached the level

of category 1 hurricane. The author of [8] suggested that Hurricane Katrina was generated by the magnetic

storm on August 24, 2005. The main mechanism was anincrease in the baric contrast in the illuminated hemi-

sphere and a pressure decrease at tropical latitudes. We can agree that the magnetic storm might have influenced

the development of Hurricane Katrina. However, the forcing mechanism suggested by