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Recent values of the three principal modulation parameters
The three potentials considered here are:
- The heliocentric potential (O'Brien, 1976) which is used for
example as an input for galactic cosmic ray dose calculation with the
- The modulation potential (Nymmik et al., 1996). The energy spectrum of the different primary galactic particles and nuclei can be deduced from the modulation potential.
- The deceleration potential (Badhwar and O'Neill, 1996) which
is for example an input of models such as EPCARD to calculate the radiation dose induced
by galactic cosmic ray aboard aircrafts (see SIEVERT).
The following table gives the recent monthly modulation parameters :
heliocentric and deceleration potentials are monthly average based on
neutron monitor observations, and modulation potential, based on
smoothed sunspot number, is averaged over 12 months
and corresponds to a rigidity of 7 GV. Also given are the measured
counts of the Kerguelen neutron monitor (used to calculate the
heliocentric potential) and the estimated counts of the Climax monitor
(used to calculate the deceleration parameter). This estimate is
deduced with a linear regression method from Kerguelen observations
(correlation coefficient = 0.987 and standard error of estimate = 43
for counts of the order of 4000).