Accession Number:

ADA036992

Title:

An Extended Set of Cosmic Ray Variational Coefficients for European Cosmic Ray Stations,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

KIEL UNIV (WEST GERMANY) INSTITUT FUER REINE UND ANGEWANDTE KERNPHYSIK

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-03-03

Pagination or Media Count:

116.0

Abstract:

Variational coefficients quantitatively relate cosmic-ray spatial anisotropies and spectral changes to variations in ground-based cosmic ray monitor counting rates. We have calculated variational coefficients that are applicable to the analysis of a wide variety of transient cosmic ray phenomena. These calculations have been made for 1 a wide range of upper limiting rigidities from 29 to 500 GV 2 power law rigidity spectra extending to exponents as high as 1.6 3 spatial profiles independent of latitude and 4 longitudinal profiles including square waves of 10, 30, 60 and an isotropic case. These variational coefficients have been calculated for eleven European cosmic ray stations, the tables being compatible with a previous publication for stations in the Western Hemisphere. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE