Il Nuovo Cimento (1955-1965)

, Volume 8, Supplement 2, pp 249–256 | Cite as

Cosmic rays in the earth’s magnetic field

  • P. Rothwell
  • J. Quenby
Solar and Geomagnetic Effects on Cosmic Rays Section B: Geomagnetic effects


Observations of cosmic ray intensities at places where there are large surface magnetic field anomalies suggest that discrepancies between measured cosmic ray intensities and intensities predicted by Lemaitre-Vallarta theory for the motion of charged particles in a dipole field, arise because of differences between the earth’s real field and the eccentric dipole approximation to it, rather than because of a distortion of the earth’s outer magnetic field.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Rothwell
    • 1
  • J. Quenby
    • 1
  1. 1.Imperial CollegeLondon

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