Space Radiation, the Ozone Layer and Other Environmental Concerns

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Space Development book series (BRIEFSSPACE)


This chapter continues the discussion that was started in the previous chapter with regard to solar events and activities that provide hazards to people here on Earth. What is clear is that solar and cosmic radiation from other sources beyond actually poses a hazard to flora and fauna on Earth. Most certainly this high-powered radiation provides a particular danger to astronauts. There is continuous radiation reaching Earth from the Sun and cosmic sources throughout the universe. These rays are distorted from a direct hit on Earth by Earth’s geomagnetic field.


Solar Wind Space Weather Ozone Layer Radiation Belt Cosmic Radiation 
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© Joseph N. Pelton 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.ArlingtonUSA

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