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Cosmic Rays in Magnetospheres of the Earth and other Planets

Cosmic Rays in Magnetospheres of the Earth and other Planets
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This monograph describes the behavior of cosmic rays in the magnetosphere of the Earth and of some other planets. Recently this has become an important topic both theoretically, because it is closely connected with the physics of the Earth's magnetosphere, and practically, since cosmic rays determine a significant part of space weather effects on satellites and aircraft. The book contains eight chapters, dealing with - the history of the discovery of geomagnetic effects caused by cosmic rays and their importance for the determination of the nature of cosmic rays or gamma rays. This is the first explanations of geomagnetic effects within the framework of the dipole approximation of the Earth's magnetic field. Trajectory computations of cutoff rigidities, transmittance functions, asymptotic directions, and acceptance cones in the real geomagnetic field taking into account higher harmonics. Cosmic ray latitude-longitude surveys on ships, trains, tracks, planes, balloons and satellites for determining the planetary distribution of the intensity of cosmic rays and how it changes with time.
Springer; January 2009
801 pages; ISBN 9781402092398
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