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Life Sciences - Animal Sciences | Biological Effects and Physics of Solar and Galactic Cosmic Radiation Part B

Biological Effects and Physics of Solar and Galactic Cosmic Radiation Part B

Second part of a proceedings of a NATO ASI held in Algarve, Portugal, October 13-23, 1991.

Series: Nato Science Series A:, Vol. 243B

Swenberg, Charles E., Horneck, Gerda, Stassinopoulous, E.G. (Eds.)

Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1993, VIII, 939 p.

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  • About this book

Space missions subject human beings or any other target of a spacecraft to a radiation environment of an intensity and composition not available on earth. Whereas for missions in low earth orbit (LEO), such as those using the Space Shuttle or Space Station scenario, radiation exposure guidelines have been developed and have been adopted by spacefaring agencies, for exploratory class missions that will take the space travellers outside the protective confines of the geomagnetic field sufficient guidelines for radiation protection are still outstanding. For a piloted Mars mission, the whole concept of radiation protection needs to be reconsidered. Since there is an increasing interest of many nations and space agencies in establishing a lunar base and lor exploring Mars by manned missions, it is both, timely and important to develop appropriate risk estimates and radiation protection guidelines which will have an influence on the design and structure of space vehicles and habitation areas of the extraterrestrial settlements. This book is the result of a multidisciplinary effort to assess the state of art in our knowledge on the radiation situation during deep space missions and on the impact of this complex radiation environment on the space traveller. It comprises the lectures by the faculty members as well as short contributions by the students given at the NATO Advanced Study Institute "Biological Effects and Physics of Solar and Galactic Cosmic Radiation" held in Armacao de Pera, Portugal, 12-23 October, 1991.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » base - biological effects - cosmic ray - earth - planet - solar activity

Related subjects » Animal Sciences - Astronomy, Observations and Techniques - Biophysics & Biological Physics - Theoretical, Mathematical & Computational Physics

Table of contents 

Radiation Environment, Dosimetry, Shielding Effects: Radiation Environment During the Long Space Mission (MARS) Due to Galactic Cosmic Rays; N.F. Pissarenko. Influence of the Geomagnetic Field and of the Solar Activity Cycle on the Cosmic Ray Enegry Spectrum; R. Beaujean. Origins and Effects of Solar Flares; D.M. Rust. Prediction of Solar Particle Events for Exploration Class Missions; G. Heckman. Solar Energy and Its Interaction with Earth's Atmosphere; Y. Tulunay. Radiation Exposure in Manned Space Flight, Risk Estimates, Protection: Relating Space Radiation Environments to Risk Estimates; S.B. Curtis. Solar Particle Dose Rate Buildup and Distribution in Critical Body Organs; W. Atwell et, al. Numerical Simulation of DMSP Dosimeter Response; T.M. Jordan. Radiation Protection for Human Interplanetary Spaceflight and Planetary Surface Operations; B.C. Clark. 14 additional articles. Index.

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