Accession Number : AD0751275

Title :   Theoretical Response of the Deep River Neutron Monitor to an Anisotropic Solar Cosmic-RAY Event.

Descriptive Note : Environmental research papers,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS L G HANSCOM FIELD MASS

Personal Author(s) : Shea,M. A. ; Smart,D. F.

Report Date : 28 JUL 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : The response of the Deep River, Canada neutron monitor to an anistropic flux of solar cosmic rays is a function of the viewing direction of the detector through the magnetosphere, as defined by the asymptotic cone of acceptance, and the interplanetary direction and spatial distribution of the flux anisotropy. Using a mathematical model of the magnetosphere, the authors have calculated the viewing directions for Deep River as a function of time and evaluated the response of the neutron monitor to various solar cosmic-ray anisotropies propagating along the ecliptic plane. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COSMIC RAYS, *NEUTRON DETECTORS), SOLAR RADIATION, PARTICLE TRAJECTORIES, MAGNETOSPHERE, KINETIC ENERGY

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Nuclear Instrumentation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE