Scientists suggest link between magnetic and atmospheric storms

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Abstract

Scientists have speculated for many years that a dynamic link exists between sun-induced storms in the earth's magnetic field and global weather patterns. Now two atmospheric scientists in Boulder, Colorado, have taken another small but significant step toward identifying that link.

The two investigators, Walter Orr Roberts, president of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, and Roger H. Olson, an Environmental Data Service research meteorologist with NOAA, appear to have confirmed a statistical relationship between the behavior of certain atmospheric features over the Gulf of Alaska and geomagnetic storms.

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