Accession Number : AD0606111

Title :   THE FLUX OF COSMIC RAY PARTICLES WITH Z > OR = TO 2 OVER TEXAS,

Corporate Author : ROCHESTER UNIV N Y

Personal Author(s) : Engler,A. ; Kaplon,M. F. ; Klarmann,J.

Report Date : 1938

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The fluxes of multiply charged cosmic ray particles have been measured with nuclear emulsions in a high altitude balloon flight. The identification of alpha particles was based on 'blob-gap' measurements while those of elements with Z > or = to 3 on cosmic ray densities. The charge resolution obtained was satisfactory. To calculate the fluxes at the top of the atmosphere an extrapolation procedure, previously introduced in this laboratory, was employed. Two sets of parameters which account for the interactions in the residual atmosphere, differing considerably as far as their influence on the fluxes of light elements is concerned, were used. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COSMIC RAYS, TEXAS), BALLOONS, ATMOSPHERES, SCANNING, IONIZATION, NUCLEI, ALPHA PARTICLES, LITHIUM, BORON, BERYLLIUM, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, EQUATIONS, DIFFUSION, TEST METHODS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE