Flows of material particles, viz., cosmic rays and cosmic dust, are perpetually coming from space into the Earth’s atmosphere; these are particles sized from 0.001 μm to dozens or hundreds of μm. The paper shows that cosmic rays influence the main parameters of the atmosphere’s electricity, and cosmic dust influences global cloudiness, albedo and the Earth’s climate.
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$^1$ Central Aerological Observatory of Rosgidromet (Federal Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring Service), ul. Pervomaiskaya 3, Dolgoprudnyi, Moscow oblast, Russia
$^2$ Skobeltsyn Research Institute of Nuclear Physics, Moscow State University, Moscow, 119991, Russia
$^3$ Dolgoprudnyi Research Station, Physical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Nauchnyi per. 1, Dolgoprudnyi, Moscow oblast, 141700, Russia