Numerical calculation of cosmic ray ionization rate profiles in the middle atmosphere and lower ionosphere with relation to characteristic energy intervals

Czasopismo : Acta Geophysica
Tytuł artykułu : Numerical calculation of cosmic ray ionization rate profiles in the middle atmosphere and lower ionosphere with relation to characteristic energy intervals

Autorzy :
Vitkulin, A. V.
Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, Far East Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatski, Russia, vik@kscnet.ru,
Semenov, V. Y.
Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa, Poland, sem@igf.edu.pl,
Majewski, E.
Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa, Poland, emaj@igf.edu.pl,
Nenovski, P.
National Institute for Geophysics, Geodesy and Geography, Sofia, Bulgaria, nenovski@geophys.bas.bg,
Sayil, N.
Karadeniz Technical University, Engineering Faculty, Department of Geophysics, Trabzon, Turkey, sayil@ktu.edu.tr,
Nguyen, N. T.
Institute of Marine Geology and Geophysics, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam, nguyen_nhutrung@hotmail.com,
Neska, A.
Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa, Poland, anne@igf.edu.pl,
Tokarczyk, T.
Institute of Meteorology and Water Management, National Research Institute, Wrocław Branch, Wrocław, Poland, Tamara.Tokarczyk@imgw.pl,
Asfahani, J.
Geology Department, Atomic Energy Commission, Damascus, Syria, csientific@aec.org.sy,
Pietruczuk, A.
Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa, Poland, januszj@igf.edu.pl,
Hattermann, F. F.
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), Potsdam, Germany, hattermann@pik-potsdam.de,
Marghany, M.
Institute for Science and Technology Geospatial (INSTeG), University of Technology, Malaysia (UTM), Skudai, Johor Bahru, Malaysia, maged@utm.my,
Velinov, P. I. Y.
Space Research and Technology Institute, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria, pvelinov@bas.bg,
Abstrakty : Numerical calculations of galac tic cosmic ray (GCR) ionization rate profiles are presented for the middle atmosphere and lower iono- sphere altitudes (35-90 km) for the full GCR composition (protons, alpha particles, and groups of heavier nuclei: light L, medium M, heavy H, very heavy VH). This investigation is based on a model developed by Velinov et al. (1974) and Velinov and Mateev (2008), which is further improved in the present paper. Analytical expressions for energy interval contributions are provided. An approximation of the ionization function on three energy intervals is used and for the first time the charge decrease interval for electron capturing (Dorman 2004) is investigated quantitatively. Development in this field of research is important for better understanding the impact of space weather on the atmosphere. GCRs in fluence the ionization and electric parameters in the atmosphere and also the chemical processes (ozone creation and depletion in the stratosphere) in it. The model results show good agreement with experimental data (Brasseur and Solomon 1986, Rosenberg and Lanzerotti 1979, Van Allen 1952).

Słowa kluczowe : galactic cosmic ray ionization, middle atmosphere, lower ionosphere,
Wydawnictwo : Instytut Geofizyki PAN
Rocznik : 2013
Numer : Vol. 61, no. 2
Strony : 494 – 509
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Cytuj : Vitkulin, A. V. ,Semenov, V. Y. ,Majewski, E. ,Nenovski, P. ,Sayil, N. ,Nguyen, N. T. ,Neska, A. ,Tokarczyk, T. ,Asfahani, J. ,Pietruczuk, A. ,Hattermann, F. F. ,Marghany, M. ,Velinov, P. I. Y. , Numerical calculation of cosmic ray ionization rate profiles in the middle atmosphere and lower ionosphere with relation to characteristic energy intervals. Acta Geophysica Vol. 61, no. 2/2013
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