Effects of Space Weather on Biomedical Parameters during the Solar Activity Cycles 23-24

Bull Exp Biol Med. 2015 Jun;159(2):269-72. doi: 10.1007/s10517-015-2939-0. Epub 2015 Jun 19.

Abstract

The results of long-term (1998-2012) biomedical monitoring of the biotropic effects of space weather are discussed. A drastic change in statistical distribution parameters in the middle of 2005 was revealed that did not conform to usual sinusoidal distribution of the biomedical data reflecting changes in the number of solar spots over a solar activity cycle. The dynamics of space weather of 2001-2012 is analyzed. The authors hypothesize that the actual change in statistical distributions corresponds to the adaptation reaction of the biosphere to nonstandard geophysical characteristics of the 24th solar activity cycle and the probable long-term decrease in solar activity up to 2067.

Publication types

  • Historical Article
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Aerospace Medicine / history
  • Aerospace Medicine / methods*
  • Biota / radiation effects*
  • DNA, Fungal / radiation effects*
  • Galvanic Skin Response / physiology
  • Galvanic Skin Response / radiation effects*
  • History, 21st Century
  • Humans
  • Longitudinal Studies
  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae
  • Solar Activity*
  • Staining and Labeling
  • Time Factors

Substances

  • DNA, Fungal