A Galactic Theory of Climate
Mr. Steven Wickson, Astrophysicist
srwickso@ucalgary.ca, kozmoklimate@gmail.com +1-403-734-2118
P.O. Box 279, Gleichen, Alberta, Canada, T0J 1N0


Abstract

Presented here is a review of past and recent theories that explore possible connections between geological history and the solar system’s motion in the galaxy. We also propose a new mechanism for galactic influences on terrestrial climate, the moderation of galactic cosmic ray flux by the expanding and contracting Oort cloud under the influence of the galactic tidal field. Based on a mathematical analysis of the glacial record and the record of mass extinctions over the Phanerozoic Era, this paper describes a model for the sun’s orbit in the galaxy that can be tested against astronomical observations of the galaxy and paleoclimate studies from around the world.

Keywords: ice age, mass extinction, galaxy

Full paper: Wickson - Galactic Theory of Climate.pdf


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Latest update: original 05Jul07