Accession Number:

ADA018092

Title:

Geomagnetic Cut-Offs at 1.7 and 2.6 GV - Transmission Functions and Isotopic Analysis of Cosmic Ray Nuclei.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS HANSCOM AFB MASS

Report Date:

1975-11-26

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

Details are obtained of both the isotopic composition of cosmic rays and the rigidity cut-off of the earths magnetosphere by examining the pulse height distributions obtained for the various cosmic ray charges in a Cerenkov detector flown aboard a high altitude balloon at a latitude where the rigidity cut-off is slightly above the threshold energy of the Cerenkov detector or with a scintillation x total energy measurement when the rigidity cut-off is below the Cerenkov threshold.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Nuclear Instrumentation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE