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Radiation risks from large solar energetic particle events

Mewaldt, R. A. and Cohen, C. M. S. and Haggerty, D. K. and Mason, G. M. and Looper, M. L. and von Rosenvinge, T. T. and Wiedenbeck, M. E. (2007) Radiation risks from large solar energetic particle events. In: Turbulence and Nonlinear Processes in Astrophysical Plasmas: 6th Annual International Astrophysics Conference, Oahu, Hawaii, 16-22 March 2007. AIP Conference Proceedings. No.932. American Institute of Physics , Melville, NY, pp. 277-282. ISBN 978-0-7354-0443-4. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:MEWaipcp07

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Abstract

Solar energetic particles (SEPs) constitute a radiation hazard to both humans and hardware in space. Over the past few years there have been significant advances in our knowledge of the composition and energy spectra of SEP events, leading to new insights into the conditions that contribute to the largest events. This paper summarizes the energy spectra and frequency of large SEP events, and discusses the interplanetary conditions that affect the intensity of the largest events.


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Cohen, C. M. S.0000-0002-0978-8127
Mason, G. M.0000-0003-2169-9618
Additional Information:© 2007 American Institute of Physics This work was supported by NASA under NAS5-03131, NAG5-12929, NNG04GB55G and NNX06AC21G. We appreciate the use of GOES data provided by NOAA and thank the organizers for an excellent conference.
Group:Space Radiation Laboratory
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NASANAS5-03131
NASANAG5-12929
NASANNG04GB55G
NASANNX06AC21G
Subject Keywords:solar cosmic ray particles, solar radiation, solar energetic particles, particle acceleration, coronal mass ejections, radiation risks
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Space Radiation Laboratory2007-06
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