Accession Number : AD0614918

Title :   LATITUDE EFFECT ON NEUTRON ALBEDO FLUX,

Corporate Author : MILAN UNIV (ITALY) ISTITUTO DI SCIENZE FISICHE

Personal Author(s) : Boella,G. ; Degli Antoni,G. ; Dilworth,C. ; Pizzi,G. ; Scarsi,L.

Report Date : 01 MAR 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : The latitude effect on the neutron albedo flux, near solar minimum, is investigated. It is shown that the variation of counting rate of a neutron detector as a function of residual atmospheric pressure and of latitude is dependent on the 'efficiency versus energy' response of the detector employed. On the basis of the results obtained by the authors and other published data, a qualitative estimate is given of the variation of the albedo neutron energy spectrum and total flux, with geomagnetic cut-off rigidity. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NEUTRON SPECTRUM, ATMOSPHERES), (*ATMOSPHERIC SOUNDING, NEUTRON SPECTRUM), NUCLEAR PHYSICS, ALBEDO, GEOMAGNETISM, NEUTRON DETECTORS, ASTROPHYSICS, GEOPHYSICS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE