Extraterrestrial Influence on Climate Change

  • Saumitra¬†Mukherjee

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Environmental Science book series (BRIEFSENVIRONMENTAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Saumitra Mukherjee
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  3. Saumitra Mukherjee
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  4. Saumitra Mukherjee
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  5. Saumitra Mukherjee
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 41-42

About this book


Climate change has been addressed since last decade based on the influence of human activities like production of industrial effluents, land use changes and other activities due to development of the society. These are very important issues no doubt but the activities due to the influence of extraterrestrial phenomena have not been given its due importance. An attempt is being made here to understand the influence of extraterrestrial activities as one of the important factors of climate change has been attempted here. The influence of Sun and distant stars on the environment of the earth has been studied during the cyclic changes in the Sun as well as episodic changes in the environment due to the effect of other celestial objects in between Sun-Earth environment.
The study has been carried out based on the changes within the Sun as well as changes during the solar eclipse. During these extraterrestrial changes it has been observed that the earth changes in its atmosphere as well as geosphere, which may have local effect but the increase of these local effect in large scale may contribute to the climate change. Solar radiation drives atmospheric circulation. Since solar radiation represents almost all the energy available to the Earth, accounting for solar radiation and how it interacts with the atmosphere and the Earth's surface is fundamental to understanding the Earth's energy budget.


Coronal Mass Ejection Cosmic Ray Variation Extra Terrestrial Remote Sensing Global Climate Change Solar Eclipse

Authors and affiliations

  • Saumitra¬†Mukherjee
    • 1
  1. 1., School of Environmental SciencesJawaharlal Nehru UniversityNew DelhiIndia

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, India
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-81-322-0729-0
  • Online ISBN 978-81-322-0730-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-5547
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5555
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