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Solar energetic particle composition, energy spectra, and space weather

Mewaldt, R. A. (2006) Solar energetic particle composition, energy spectra, and space weather. Space Science Reviews, 124 (1-4). pp. 303-316. ISSN 0038-6308. doi:10.1007/s11214-006-9091-0.

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Recent progress in measuring the composition and energy spectra of solar energetic particles (SEPs) accelerated by CME-driven shocks is reviewed, including a comparison of the observed charge-to-mass dependence of breaks in SEP spectra with model predictions. Also discussed is a comparison of SEP and CME kinetic energies in seventeen large SEP events, and estimates of the SEP radiation dose that astronauts would be subject to once they venture outside the protective cover of Earth’s magnetosphere.

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Additional Information:© 2007 Springer. Received 10 June 2006; Accepted in final form 26 June 2006. I am very grateful to ISSI for their hospitality and for the opportunities for interdisciplinary discussion provided by this workshop. This work was supported by NASA under grants NNG04GB55G, NNG04088G, and NAG5-12929. I also thank the editor, Berndt Klecker, for his patience and assistance, and Jasmin Zanker-Smith for editorial assistance.
Group:Space Radiation Laboratory
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Subject Keywords:solar energetic particles, space weather, particle acceleration, coronal mass ejections, space radiation
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