Geophysical Research Letters
The rate of high energy cosmic ray muons as measured underground is shown to be strongly correlated with upper-air temperatures during short-term atmospheric (10-day) events. The effects are seen by correlating data from the MINOS underground detector and temperatures from the European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasts during the winter periods from 2003-2007. This effect provides an independent technique for the measurement of meteorological conditions and presents a unique opportunity to measure both short and long-term changes in this important part of the atmosphere. Citation: Osprey, S., et al. (2009), Sudden stratospheric warmings seen in MINOS deep underground muon data, Geophys. Res. Lett., 36, L05809, doi: 10.1029/2008GL036359.
Osprey, S., Barnett, J., Smith, J., Adamson, P., Andreopoulos, C., Arms, K. E., ... & Barnes, P. D. (2009). Sudden stratospheric warmings seen in MINOS deep underground muon data. Geophysical Research Letters, 36(5).