Accession Number : AD0427031


Title :   SOLAR FLARE RADIATION SURVEY,


Corporate Author : BENDIX CORP ANN ARBOR MICH BENDIX SYSTEMS DIV


Personal Author(s) : Lewis,L R ; Brown,G M ; Gabler,J ; Magee,R M


Report Date : Dec 1963


Pagination or Media Count : 1


Abstract : The empirical characteristics of solar flare emissions are reviewed from the data available in the scientific literature. Flare classification systems, optical and corpuscular, are discussed. Those emissions recognized as potential hazards to astronauts protected by only moderate shields have been given special attention. Solar proton events are described in detail, including frequency of occurrence, correlation with PCAs, propagation models, temporal characteristics (arrival times, rise times, duration, decay), spatial distribution, and energy spectra. The cases in which alpha particles and charged heavy nuclei have been detected are presented, as are the observations of electron and gamma ray fluxes reported in the literature. Solar flare radio emissions are discussed in relation to their possible elucidation of the processes of solar physics involved in flare phenomena and in recognition of possible particle-event prediction schemes based upon their observation. (Author)


Descriptors :   *SOLAR FLARES , CLASSIFICATION , SOLAR RADIATION , SOLAR DISTURBANCES , RADIATION HAZARDS , ASTRONAUTS , PROTONS , NEUTRON FLUX , COSMIC RAYS , ALPHA PARTICLES , GAMMA RAYS , X RAYS


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE