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Classification and Communication of Aviation Related Space Weather Radiation Events

Meier, Matthias and Matthiä, Daniel (2018) Classification and Communication of Aviation Related Space Weather Radiation Events. SF Journal of Aviation and Aeronautical Science, 1. ScienceForecast.

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Abstract

Space Weather impacts on the radiation field at aviation altitudes have been a matter of concern and discussion for many years. This situation has led to a growing demand for corresponding highquality information in the aviation industry. As a consequence, the Space Weather D-scale was introduced to provide aviation users and the interested public with relevant information about the development of the radiation field at flight altitudes during solar particle events (SPEs). The corresponding D-index for warnings of elevated radiation levels in the atmosphere can be assessed both by measurements and model calculations. The classification of the different grades of this space weather scale for the radiation field at aviation altitudes and operational aspects of the D-index are discussed in this paper. For example, it is demonstrated that the use of the D-index can avoid false alarms and facilitate proportionate mitigation measures. Furthermore, guidelines for action levels using the D-scale are derived from current FAA recommendations.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/119212/
Document Type:Article
Title:Classification and Communication of Aviation Related Space Weather Radiation Events
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Meier, MatthiasRadiation Biology Department, Institute of Aerospace Medicine, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Cologne, Germany; Matthias.Meier (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-0918-6473
Matthiä, DanielRadiation Biology Department, Institute of Aerospace Medicine, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Cologne, Germany; Daniel.Matthiae (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-1507-0143
Date:January 2018
Journal or Publication Title:SF Journal of Aviation and Aeronautical Science
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Volume:1
Publisher:ScienceForecast
Status:Published
Keywords:Space weather information for aviation, Solar particle Events, Radiation exposure of aircrew, False alarms, D-Index
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Research under Space Conditions
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R FR - Forschung unter Weltraumbedingungen
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben Strahlenbiologie
Location: Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Aerospace Medicine > Radiation Biology
Deposited By: Kopp, Kerstin
Deposited On:23 Mar 2018 08:24
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 20:16

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