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International Journal of Atmospheric Sciences
Volume 2013, Article ID 130786, 9 pages
Research Article

Concerning the Lower Atmosphere Responses to Magnetospheric Storms and Substorms

Institute of Solar-Terrestrial Physics SB RAS, Lermontov Street, 126 a, P.O. Box 291, Irkutsk 664033, Russia

Received 31 January 2013; Revised 22 April 2013; Accepted 25 April 2013

Academic Editor: Helena A. Flocas

Copyright © 2013 P. A. Sedykh and I. Yu. Lobycheva. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The issue of existence and physical mechanism for solar-terrestrial couplings has rather a long history. Investigations into the solar activity effect on meteorological processes in the lower atmosphere have become especially topical recently. The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of geomagnetic activity on meteorological processes in the atmosphere. We analyze the data on magnetic storms and tropical cyclones that were observed in the North Atlantic, East Pacific, and West Pacific to understand the mechanism for magnetospheric disturbance effects on complicated nonlinear system of atmospheric processes.