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Il Nuovo Cimento C

, Volume 14, Issue 3, pp 213–234 | Cite as

On cosmic-ray cut-off terminology

  • D. J. Cooke
  • J. E. Humble
  • M. A. Shea
  • D. F. Smart
  • N. Lund
  • I. L. Rasmussen
  • B. Byrnak
  • P. Goret
  • N. Petrou
Article

Summary

The study of cosmic-ray access to locations within the geomagnetic field has evolved over the past fifty years. Cosmic-ray cut-off terminology, originally developed to describe particle access and cut-off rigidities, has not evolved with the scientific advances in the field, and misunderstandings and misapplications of historical work have occurred. This paper is an attempt to remedy this situation by clarifying the areas in which changes have occurred and by providing a cross reference between the historical terms and those terms now in use for innovative cosmic-ray studies which are underway in several laboratories.

PACS 94.40

Cosmic-ray interactions with the Earth 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. J. Cooke
    • 1
  • J. E. Humble
    • 2
  • M. A. Shea
    • 3
  • D. F. Smart
    • 3
  • N. Lund
    • 4
  • I. L. Rasmussen
    • 4
  • B. Byrnak
    • 4
  • P. Goret
    • 5
  • N. Petrou
    • 5
  1. 1.Physics DepartmentUniversity of UtahSalt Lake CityUSA
  2. 2.Physics DepartmentUniversity of TasmaniaHobartAustralia
  3. 3.Geophysics LaboratoryHanscom AFBBedfordUSA
  4. 4.Danish Space Research InstituteLyngbyDenmark
  5. 5.Section d'AstrophysiqueCentre d'Etudes Nucleaires de SaclaySaclayFrance

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