Aircrew and passengers are subject to cosmic rays which have a higher intensity at altitude than at the earth's surface. In the southern hemisphere in the Australian sector, the proximity of the South Magnetic Pole means that cosmic ray intensity is higher than elsewhere around the world.
This project aims to measure cosmic ray intensity during several southern hemisphere flights where data is non-existent and will compare the data with predictive computer programs.
Category: Aviation meteorology
Researcher: Dr Ian Getley
Supervisor: Emeritus Professor Jason Middleton