Cosmic Rays and Earth

Proceedings of an ISSI Workshop, 21–26 March 1999, Bern, Switzerland

  • J. W. Bieber
  • E. Eroshenko
  • P. Evenson
  • E. O. Flückiger
  • R. Kallenbach

Part of the Space Sciences Series of ISSI book series (SSSI, volume 10)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Cosmic Rays and Earth — A Summary

    1. John W. Bieber, Eugenia Eroshenko, Paul Evenson, Erwin O. Flückiger, Reinald Kallenbach
      Pages 1-9
  3. The Cosmic Ray Nucleonic Component: The Invention and Scientific Uses of the Neutron Monitor (Keynote Lecture)

  4. Cosmic Ray Observations Near Earth

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. James M. Ryan, John A. Lockwood, Hermann Debrunner
      Pages 35-53
    3. Anatoly Belov
      Pages 79-105
    4. Wolfgang Dröge
      Pages 121-151
    5. Karel Kudela, Marisa Storini, Mirjam Y. Hofer, Anatoly Belov
      Pages 153-174
    6. Henrik Svensmark
      Pages 175-185
    7. M. A. Shea, D. F. Smart
      Pages 187-205
    8. Marc L. Duldig
      Pages 207-226
  5. The Global Neutron Monitor Data Network

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 227-227
    2. M. A. Shea, D. F. Smart
      Pages 229-262
    3. D. F. Smart, M. A. Shea, E. O. Flückiger
      Pages 305-333
    4. John M. Clem, Lev I. Dorman
      Pages 335-359
    5. Pieter H. Stoker, Lev I. Dorman, John M. Clem
      Pages 361-380
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 401-411

About these proceedings


The year 1998 marked the 50th anniversary of the invention of the neutron monitor, a key research tool in the field of space physics and solar-terrestrial relations. In honor of this occasion a workshop entitled 'Cosmic Rays and Earth' was organized to review the detection of cosmic rays at the surface and in the lower atmosphere of Earth, including the effect that this radiation has on the terrestrial environment. A special focus was the role of neutron monitors in the investigation of this radiation, on the science enabled by the unique dataset of the worldwide network of neutron monitors, and on continuing opportunities to use these data to solve outstanding problems. This book is the principal product of that workshop, integrating the contribu­ tions of all participants. Following a general summary of the workshop prepared by the editors, the volume leads off with a keynote article by Professor John Simpson describing his invention of the neutron monitor in 1948 and the early scientific discoveries made with this instrument.


Neutron atmosphere cosmic ray earth geophysics heliosphere space weather

Editors and affiliations

  • J. W. Bieber
    • 1
  • E. Eroshenko
    • 2
  • P. Evenson
    • 3
    • 1
  • E. O. Flückiger
    • 4
  • R. Kallenbach
    • 5
  1. 1.Bartol Research InstituteUniversity of DelawareNewarkUSA
  2. 2.Institute of Terrestrial Magnetism, Ionosphere, and Radiowave Propagation (IZMIRAN)Troitsk, Moscow regimeRussia
  3. 3.Solar-Terrestrial ResearchNational Science FoundationArlingtonUSA
  4. 4.Physikalisches InstitutUniversität BernBernSwitzerland
  5. 5.International Space Science InstituteBernSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5615-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-1187-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1385-7525
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