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"Knee" of the cosmic-ray latitude curve

Neher, H. Victor and Stern, Edward A. (1955) "Knee" of the cosmic-ray latitude curve. Physical Review, 98 (3). pp. 845-846. ISSN 0031-899X. doi:10.1103/PhysRev.98.845.

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A phenomenon of considerable interest in the study of the distribution of cosmic-ray intensity over the earth has been the apparent absence of low-energy particles in the primary radiation. At sea level the "knee" is probably due to atmospheric absorption and has been placed at 40° to 45° geomagnetic north. At high altitudes a number of divergent results have been obtained by various observers.(1) We wish to point out that some of this seemingly contradictory evidence may be due to the fact that the data were taken at different times.

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Additional Information:©1955 The American Physical Society. Received 14 March 1955. Assisted by the joint program of the Office of Naval Research and the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission.
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