Cover: Space Geomagnetism, Radiation Belts, and Auroral Zones.

Space Geomagnetism, Radiation Belts, and Auroral Zones.

Published 1962

by Ernest H. Vestine

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A review of the state of our knowledge of the geomagnetic field in space and of energetic charged particles trapped or guided by this field. One of the more interesting findings is that, in regions of trapped radiation, the dosages that a human would receive during periods of great sun-spot activity exceed the limits of human safety. Although moderate shielding will not completely nullify the hazards during these rare periods of intense solar activity, the chances are several thousand to one that it will be sufficient on any given day.

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