On Geomagnetic Fluctuations in Regions Remote from High-Altitude Nuclear Bursts.

by E. C. Field


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A suggestion that ionospheric ionization caused by beta particles resulting from the decay of detonation-produced neutrons is capable of causing an artificial geomagnetic solar flare effect in regions several thousands of kilometers from a high-altitude nuclear burst. Estimates concerning the characteristics of this effect are made and compared with experimental results.

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