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Forbush decrease

[fawr-boo sh]
noun Astronomy.
  1. the sudden decrease in the intensity of cosmic rays after an increase in solar activity.
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Origin of Forbush decrease

after Scott E. Forbush (born 1904), U.S. physicist
Also called Forbush effect.
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