Solar Irradiance and Disasters

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Unusual proton flux during solar flare events can affect the magnetic field of the Earth.

Abstract: Global changes due to the influence of extraterrestrial phenomena can be studied by using various satellite based information. An attempt is made in this article to understand the influence of such changes as a cumulative factor to predict some of the natural disasters which would make disaster management more effective.

The author is a Professor, School of Environmental Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.