Monday, November 16, 2009

CERN: CLOUD experiment began operation

CLOUD experimental chamber. More photos.
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The newest article at says:
CERN is home to lots of experiments and collaborations. CLOUD is an experiment that uses a chamber to study the possible link between cosmic rays and cloud formation. The experiment is based at the Proton Synchrotron; this is the first time a high-energy physics accelerator has been used in the study of atmospheric and climate science. CLOUD's results could greatly modify our understanding of our planet's climate.
Further links:
Here is the newest interview with Jasper Kirkby, the boss of the experiment, and another member:

The results will arrive "fairly quickly" and detailed quantitative summaries of the experiment will emerge in 2010.

If you have gotten to this point and listened to the interview, I actually recommend you the article at The Register, especially the graphs showing the extraordinary correlation of the cosmic rays with temperature in the last 2,000 and 550 million years, while the temperature and CO2 were pretty much uncorrelated.

Concerning the "really big" experiment, note that the LHC may start collisions as early as next week.

1 comment:

  1. Only almost only cause of global warming is globalisation. And the according worldairtraffic adds a formidable +4°C
    All these Data and more were always silenced by the gw lobby and robbers of many billions of dollars and political agenda fakers for their personal wealth en income. They even silenced that Earthtemp is not rising for 16 years already. They disregarded Rusian Data from the start. They are silent about Icegrowht that outpasse melt. Only the bas the frightening the very expensive side is presented to you by your politician who eats well from it.

    When usa airtraffic was put to the ground for two days because of the WTC attack global temerpature sank within those two days with 1,8°C what would likely have been more if the grouding would have been extended. So yet another hoax of scientific cosmic dimensions!