Posts Tagged ‘cosmic rays’

Well, this should spark a bit of renewed interest in paleodendrotealeafology :-)
date: Thu, 01 Oct 2009 13:00:47 +0100
from: Keith Briffa <>
subject: Fwd: paper indicating a link between tree growth and global cosmic
to: t.m.melvin

>Date: Wed, 30 Sep 2009 16:14:57 +0100
>From: John Grace
>To: Luyssaert Sebastiaan
>         "Smith, Professor Pete" ,

>         Sandy Tudhope
>         Schulze Ernst-Detlef ,
>         "Sellers, Piers J. (JSC-CB)"
>         Sha Liqing  SIEGERT Martin
>         Steve Long  Tarja Lehto
>         Thomas Crowley Tim Hill
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>         Torben Christensen
>         "Veenendaal, Elmar"
>         Werner Eugster
>         Yadvinder Malhi
>         Yit Arn Teh  Jon Lloyd
>         Jennifer Pannell
>         Achim Grelle
>         Otmar Urban
>Subject: paper indicating a link between tree
>growth and global cosmic radiation

>Dear Colleagues
>We have found a correlation between tree rings and galactic cosmic radiation:
>This is an unexpected result, for which we don't
>yet have a good explanation. I hope doesn't
>result in scientific excommunication!
>I thought it would be good idea to circulate
>this reference to relevant scientific friends- so here it is.
>We have one other data set for a different
>species, but spanning many more years. We'll be investigating this case.
>Best wishes
>John Grace
>Professor John Grace
>Professor of Environmental Biology
>School of GeoSciences
>Crew Building
>University of Edinburgh

Professor Keith Briffa,
Climatic Research Unit
University of East Anglia