Accession Number:

AD0707102

Title:

SOLAR COSMIC RAYS,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

151.0

Abstract:

The book represents a systematic organization and analysis of general experimental material on solar cosmic rays which was obtained in the period 1942-1967 by means of surface apparatus for continuous recording of cosmic rays neutron monitors, ionization chambers, counter and scintillation telescopes and also from data obtained by stratospheric, satellite, and rocket measurements. The basic attention is concentrated on questions of the generation and propagation of solar cosmic rays. In particular, a detailed consideration is made of the question of the shape of appearance of energy spectra of solar particles the power and exponential function of hardness and the dependence of the diffusion coefficient on particle energy and distance to the sun is discussed. A special chapter is concerned with certain problems in the physics of solar flares and the generation of cosmic rays on the sun. In particular the possibility of predicting flares which will emit powerful fluxes of energetic solar particles is discussed. A separate section is concerned with problems of protecting cosmonauts from solar flare protons during space flights. In the Conclusions certain experimental and theoretical problems for future study of solar cosmic rays are enumerated. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Astrophysics
  • Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE