Geomagnetic Effects: A Rapporteur Paper Prepared for the International Cosmic Ray Conference (14th),
AIR FORCE GEOPHYSICS LAB HANSCOM AFB MASS
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This paper presents a summary of the 23 scientific papers on the interaction of cosmic-rays and the geomagnetic field as presented at the 14th International Cosmic Ray Conference. These geomagnetic effects will be discussed from several different viewpoints, these viewpoints roughly ordered by the cosmic ray energies being considered. Starting at relativistic energies, we first consider the earths geomagnetic field as a quiescent stable reference. Changing to lower energies we discuss the earths magnetosphere as a quiescent reference in which the variations occur in a systematic manner according to time of day and season of the year. Then we consider the geomagnetic field as a perturbed reference, and finally the effects of a dynamic magnetosphere.
- Atmospheric Physics