Accession Number:

AD0805442

Title:

AN EVALUATION OF THE RADIATION HAZARD DUE TO SOLAR-PARTICLE EVENTS

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

BOEING AEROSPACE CO SEATTLE WA

Report Date:

1963-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

110.0

Abstract:

This document contains a comprehensive treatment of the current knowledge of solar-particle events. A qualitative description has been given of the various methods of detecting solar-particle events, and all of the pertinent data available have been tabulated. The characteristics of each of the events have been determined and from these, the intensities and the characteristic rigidities have been estimated for each event. Based upon this information, the radiation doses have been calculated for each event and cumulative dose- probability curves have been derived. Comments are included regarding missions in solar cycle 20 and various techniques for predicting the occurrences of solar-particle events.

Subject Categories:

  • Astrophysics
  • Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE