OBSERVATION AND FORECASTING OF SOLAR PROTON EVENTS.
Air Force Surveys in Geophysics no. 203,
AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS L G HANSCOM FIELD MASS
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Solar burst characteristics in the radio microwave region are used to differentiate between large flares that might produce proton events and those that might not. Proton events produce high-level absorption, disrupt polar communications, and can be dangerous to man and equipment in space. They may precede the auroral and magnetic storms that disturb many radiowave propagation systems. The probability of a proton event can now be predicted, an AFCRL study of the characteristics of flare-associated centimeter radar bursts having established that a signature of proton events is a high flux density in the 3-cm region and a particular burst peak flux spectral configuration. Author
- Atmospheric Physics