[ RadSafe ] Airlines diverting polar flights due solar storm

Joseph Shonka jjshonka at shonka.com
Thu Jan 9 10:00:37 CST 2014

Richard, your graph is interesting.  Likely the GM did not respond to the
neutron radiation and also under-responded to the high energy protons, so
the stated exposure rate may be low.  Do you know if your flight occurred
during what is called a GLE.  ( "Ground Level Enhancements" or burst of
particles from the sun that reach earth)

On Thu, Jan 9, 2014 at 10:49 AM, Richard L. Hess <lists at richardhess.com>wrote:

> As a baseline, you may recall a demonstration I did about a dozen years
> ago...
> The uR calibration is based on cesium, I believe, and I probably should
> have just logged CPM, but you get the idea.
> http://www.richardhess.com/rad/lax_chi.jpg
> Hopefully it will be clear tonight and we'll finally see an aurora in
> Aurora, Ontario...they have been visible here, but I've never seen one.
> Cheers,
> Richard
> On 2014-01-09 10:28 AM, Joseph Shonka wrote:
>> I wonder what the ionizing radiation levels are like.  No mention of that
>> in the article.
>> On Thu, Jan 9, 2014 at 9:59 AM, Marcum Martz <marcum.martz at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>  http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-01-24/delta-reroutes-
>>> some-flights-on-solar-flare.html
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