50-200 GV cosmic rays at various heliolatitudes

G. Erdós, J. Kóta

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We consider regular motion of 50 - 200 GV particles in a large-scale interplanetary magnetic field model which contains a wavy neutral sheet responsible for the sector-structure. Numerical calculations based upon energy losses along various trajectories are carried out to obtain the predicted omni-directional density and anisotropy of cosmic rays at various solar latitudes. A marked difference is found between odd and even solar cycles. The post-1969 field configuration gives small radial and large latitudinal gradient: cosmic ray density increases toward the poles. The latitudinal gradient turns out smaller and of opposite sense for the pre-1969 epoch. Anisotropy changes dramatically as we move off the solar equator: corotation appears to be restricted to low latitudes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139-142
Number of pages4
JournalAdvances in Space Research
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1981


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Geophysics
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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