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ISRN High Energy Physics
Volume 2013, Article ID 831431, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/831431
Research Article

Impact of High Energy Cosmic Rays on Global Atmospheric Electrical Parameters over Different Orographically Important Places of India

1Department of Physics, Amity Institute of Applied Sciences (AIAS), Amity University, Noida, Uttar Pradesh 201303, India
2Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering (EEE), Amity School of Engineering & Technology (ASET), Amity University, Noida, Uttar Pradesh 201303, India

Received 4 April 2013; Accepted 15 May 2013

Academic Editors: A. Belhaj and A. S. Tonachini

Copyright © 2013 Adarsh Kumar and H. P. Singh. 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.

Abstract

Global atmospheric electrical parameters such as atmospheric conductivity, air-earth current density, atmospheric electric field, and atmospheric potential have been calculated for eighty different orographically important places of India under the influence of cosmic ray modulation factor due to Forbush decrease assuming fair weather conditions. The results have been compared with the earlier work of Kumar et al. (1998) and show that the correlation between cosmic rays and global atmospheric electrical parameters near the earth surface depends upon the relative magnitudes of galactic cosmic ray particles.