Sun’s magnetic field affects weather as far south as North Africa

sun-earth-180By Nadya Anscombe

The Sun’s fluctuating magnetic field has a greater influence on our weather system than at first thought, according to researchers from the British Antarctic Survey.

It has long been known that fluctuations in the solar wind result in meteorological effects on Earth, but Mai Mai Lam and her colleagues believe that these effects are presently poorly represented in weather and climate models.

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