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Extreme Atmospheric Radiation Environments & Single Event Effects

Dyer, C, Hands, Alexander, Ryden, Keith and Lei, F (2017) Extreme Atmospheric Radiation Environments & Single Event Effects IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, 65 (1). pp. 432-438.

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Data from ground-level radiation monitors and cosmogenic nuclides are combined to a give a probability distribution for severe radiation events related to the well quantified event of 23 February 1956. Particle fluxes, single event effects rates and dose rates are calculated for ground-level and aerospace systems. The event of February 1956 would provide a challenge to air safety while more extreme events seen in historical records would challenge safety-critical ground systems. A new space weather hazard scale based on this event could be used to give rapid assessment of the radiation hazard using high latitude neutron monitor data.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering
Authors :
Dyer, C
Lei, F
Date : 9 October 2017
DOI : 10.1109/TNS.2017.2761258
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Uncontrolled Keywords : Neutrons, Monitoring, Atmospheric measurements, Particle measurements, Meteorology, Hazards, Cosmic rays
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Additional Information : Paper presented at IEEE Nuclear and Space Radiation Effects Conference, New Orleans, 17-21 July 2017
Depositing User : Melanie Hughes
Date Deposited : 13 Oct 2017 08:10
Last Modified : 16 Jan 2019 18:57

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