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Real-time cosmic ray monitoring system for space weather


Kuwabara, T and Bieber, JW and Clem, J and Evenson, P and Pyle, R and Munakata, K and Yasue, S and Kato, C and Akahane, S and Koyama, M and Fujii, Z and Duldig, ML and Humble, JE and Silva, MR and Trivedi, NB and Gonzalez, WD and Schuch, NJ, Real-time cosmic ray monitoring system for space weather, Space Weather-The International Journal of Research and Applications, 4, (8) pp. 1-10. ISSN 1542-7390 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1029/2005SW000204


We have developed a real-time system to monitor high-energy cosmic rays for use in space weather forecasting and specification. Neutron monitors and muon detectors are used for our system, making it possible to observe cosmic rays with dual energy range observations. In large solar energetic particle (SEP) events, the ground level enhancement (GLE) can provide the earliest alert for the onset of the SEP event. The loss cone precursor anisotropy predicts the arrival of interplanetary shocks and the associated interplanetary coronal mass ejections (ICMEs), while the occurrence of bidirectional cosmic ray streaming indicates that Earth is within a large ICME. This article describes a set of real-time Web displays that clearly show the appearance of the GLE, loss cone precursor, and other space weather phenomena related to cosmic rays.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Physical Sciences
Research Group:Astronomical sciences
Research Field:High energy astrophysics and galactic cosmic rays
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the physical sciences
UTAS Author:Duldig, ML (Dr Marc Duldig)
UTAS Author:Humble, JE (Dr John Humble)
ID Code:42839
Year Published:2006
Web of Science® Times Cited:35
Deposited By:Physics
Deposited On:2006-08-01
Last Modified:2012-04-20

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