Accession Number:

AD0271896

Title:

STATISTICS OF SOLAR COSMIC RAYS AS INFERRED FROM CORRELATION WITH INTENSE GEOMAGNETIC STORMS

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NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON D C

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Report Date:

1962-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

I DENTIFIERS Solar cosmic rays, Solar protons, Riometry.A statistical study revealed that solar cosmic rays occur in a nonrandom fashion in the proximity of the earth. These solar cosmic ray events show a tendency to occur in sequences and to occur more frequently in spring and fall. These results are inferred from data pertaining to geomagnetic storms having intensities exceeding a certain threshold. This threshold was chosen to provide the best correlation with direct indicators of solar cosmic rays such as riometry and high-altitude balloon measurements. The desirability of using geomagnetic data for statistical analysis li s, of course, in such data being available over many years. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE