Forbush decrease

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Term: Forbush decrease

An abrupt decrease, of at least 10%, of the background galactic cosmic ray intensity as observed by neutron monitors. It is associated with major plasma and magnetic field enhancements in the solar wind at or near the Earth.

Created 2023.04.16
Last Modified 2023.04.16
Contributed by Ryan McGranaghan