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Cosmic Rays Induced Background Radiation on Board of Commercial Flights

By SpaceRef Editor
March 28, 2015
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S. Pinilla, H. Asorey, L.A. Núñez

(Submitted on 20 Mar 2015)

The aim of this work is to determine the total integrated flux of cosmic radiation which a commercial aircraft is exposed to along specific flight trajectories. To study the radiation background during a flight and its modulation by effects such as altitude, latitude, exposure time and transient magnetospheric events, we perform simulations based on Magnetocosmics and CORSIKA codes, the former designed to calculate the geomagnetic effects on cosmic rays propagation and the latter allows us to simulate the development of extended air showers in the atmosphere. In this first work, by considering the total flux of cosmic rays from 5 GeV to 1 PeV, we obtained the expected integrated flux of secondary particles on board of a commercial airplane during the Bogot\’a-Buenos Aires trip by point-to-point numerical integration.

Comments:5 pages, 2 figures, Proceedings X SILAFAE Medellin-2014. To appear in Nuclear Physics B – Proceedings Supplements

Subjects:High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena (astro-ph.HE); Space Physics (

Cite as:arXiv:1503.06193 [astro-ph.HE]  (or arXiv:1503.06193v1 [astro-ph.HE] for this version)

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From: Hernan Asorey 

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