[ RadSafe ] Fwd: Airlines diverting polar flights due solar storm

Chris Alston achris1999 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 9 12:34:41 CST 2014

The protons (charged particles) engender the neutrons (charge-less
particles), when they strike the atmosphere.  The protons also produce
the naturally-occurring, cosmogenic radionuclides, though of course
that includes not simply the protons of solar origin, but the true
"cosmic rays", which are the primary source.

The main "target" atmospheric nuclides are N, O, Ar, and Kr.  Some of
the nuclides produced are: H-3, C-14, Be-7, Na-22, P-32, S-35, Cl-39.


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Jim Darrough <darrougj at onid.orst.edu>
Date: Thu, Jan 9, 2014 at 12:26 PM
Neutrons? Did not know that there were neutrons coming in a CME. I thought
that there were mostly Protons.
Jim Darrough

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