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First Steps Toward the Verification of Models for the Assessment of the Radiation Exposure at Aviation Altitudes During Quiet Space Weather Conditions

Meier, Matthias M. and Copeland, Kyle and Matthiä, Daniel and Mertens, Christopher J. and Schennetten, Kai (2018) First Steps Toward the Verification of Models for the Assessment of the Radiation Exposure at Aviation Altitudes During Quiet Space Weather Conditions. Space Weather. Wiley. DOI: 10.1029/2018SW001984 ISSN 1542-7390

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2018SW001984

Abstract

Space weather is an important driver of the exposure of aircrew and passengers to cosmic rays at flight altitudes, which has been a matter of concern for several decades. The assessment of the corresponding radiation doses can be realized by measurements or model calculations that cover the whole range of the radiation field in terms of geomagnetic shielding, atmospheric shielding, and the effects of space weather. Since the radiation field at aviation altitudes is very complex in terms of particle composition and energy distribution, the accurate experimental determination of doses at aviation altitudes is still a challenging task. Accordingly, the amount of data with comparatively small uncertainties is scarce. The Community Coordinated Modeling Center invited the Federal Aviation Administration, the German Aerospace Center, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to make their radiation models for aviation CARI‐7A, PANDOCA, and NAIRAS available for interested users via the Community Coordinated Modeling Center web site. A concomitant comparison of model calculations with measuring data provided information on the predicting capabilities and the uncertainties of the current versions of these models under quiet space weather conditions.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/121567/
Document Type:Article
Title:First Steps Toward the Verification of Models for the Assessment of the Radiation Exposure at Aviation Altitudes During Quiet Space Weather Conditions
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Meier, Matthias M.Radiation Biology Department, Institute of Aerospace Medicine, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Cologne, Germany; Matthias.Meier (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-0918-6473
Copeland, KyleNumerical Sciences Research Team, Protection and Survival Laboratory (mail route AAM‐631), FAA Civil Aerospace Medical Institute, Oklahoma City, OK, USAhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-8480-3614
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
Mertens, Christopher J.NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, USAhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-3435-5822
Schennetten, KaiRadiation Biology Department, Institute of Aerospace Medicine, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Cologne, Germanyhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-7342-1576
Date:7 August 2018
Journal or Publication Title:Space Weather
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
DOI :10.1029/2018SW001984
Publisher:Wiley
ISSN:1542-7390
Status:Published
Keywords:radiation exposure, aviation, CCMC, CARI‐7A, NAIRAS, PANDOCA
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, L - no assignment
Location: Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Aerospace Medicine > Radiation Biology
Deposited By: Kopp, Kerstin
Deposited On:12 Sep 2018 09:25
Last Modified:14 Dec 2019 04:20

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