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Cosmic radiation and aircrew exposure (Editorial)

Beck, P. (ED) and Bottollier, J.-F. (ED) and Reitz, G. (ED) and Rühm, W. (ED) and Wissmann, F. (ED) (2009) Cosmic radiation and aircrew exposure (Editorial). Radiation Protection Dosimetry, 136 (4), p. 231. Oxford University Press. DOI: 10.1093/rpd/ncp230. ISSN Online ISSN 1742-3406 - Print ISSN 0144-8420.

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The radiation field at flight altitudes is generated by the interaction of the primary cosmic radiation from space with atoms of the atmosphere. The cosmic particle flux is significantly higher on board aircraft than at the ground level and its intensity depends on latitude, altitude, solar activity and solar eruptions. Owing to the complexity of the field of secondary cosmic radiation—in fact this field consists of a variety of different particles including neutrons, protons, electrons, positrons, photons, positive and negative muons, etc., with kinetic energies exceeding the GeV range—there is no dosemeter system available so far that is able to cover the dose contributions of these particles separately.

Document Type:Article
Title:Cosmic radiation and aircrew exposure (Editorial)
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Beck, P. (ED)ext.
Bottollier, J.-F. (ED)ext.
Rühm, W. (ED)ext.
Wissmann, F. (ED)ext.
Journal or Publication Title:Radiation Protection Dosimetry
Refereed publication:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Page Range:p. 231
Publisher:Oxford University Press
ISSN:Online ISSN 1742-3406 - Print ISSN 0144-8420
Keywords:cosmic radiation, aircrew exposure
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W FR - Forschung unter Weltraumbedingungen (old)
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W FR - Forschung unter Weltraumbedingungen
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - Vorhaben Strahlenbiologie (old)
Location: Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Aerospace Medicine > Radiation Biology
Deposited By: Kerstin Kopp
Deposited On:01 Dec 2009 14:10
Last Modified:26 Mar 2013 13:13

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