Forbush decrease

[ fawr-boosh ]

  1. the sudden decrease in the intensity of cosmic rays after an increase in solar activity.

Origin of Forbush decrease

First recorded in 1930–35; named after Scott E. Forbush (1904–84), U.S. physicist
  • Also called Forbush effect .

Words Nearby Forbush decrease Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024