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Cosmic Ray Observations in McMurdo

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Title: Cosmic Ray Observations in McMurdo
Description:
Abstract:
This proposal seeks funding to continue the neutron monitor observations at McMurdo for at least 4 years of operation - through the next solar activity maximum predicted in 2011-12. The neutron monitor in McMurdo is a crucial element of the 'Spaceship Earth' array - a 12-station multi-national network of neutron monitors optimized to measure the angular distribution of relativistic solar cosmic rays. McMurdo has the southernmost viewing direction of any neutron monitor station in the World, thereby providing a critical three-dimensional perspective on the cosmic ray distribution measured by the global array. Data returned from McMurdo and other 'Spaceship Earth' stations will enable the advanced understanding of the acceleration and transport of solar energetic particles, and of the transient and long-term modulation of galactic cosmic rays by the Sun. From the historical occurrence rates, continuing McMurdo observations through the solar activity maximum would allow to detect new relativistic solar particle events. Neutron monitors can play a direct role in forecasting and specifying solar wind disturbances, thus improving the capability to forecast major space weather events for the societal benefit. For example, providing the cosmic rays Ground-Level Enhancement (GLE) alerts is of direct relevance to aviation flights over high latitudes where these events can pose health hazards.
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Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20080715
Ending_Date: 20120630
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: In Work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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West_Bounding_Coordinate: -180.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 180.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: -60.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -90.0
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Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS > SOLAR ENERGETIC PARTICLE PROPERTIES > PARTICLE DISTRIBUTION FUNCTIONS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS > SOLAR ENERGETIC PARTICLE FLUX
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS > SOLAR ACTIVITY > COSMIC RAYS
Theme_Keyword: NSF/PLR > DIVISION OF POLAR PROGRAMS, NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
Theme_Keyword: GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
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Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
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Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: JOHN BIEBER
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: PAUL EVENSON
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: University of Delaware
Address: Department of Physics and Astronomy
City: Newark
State_or_Province: DE
Postal_Code: 19716
Country: US
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Address: University of Delaware
City: Newark
State_or_Province: DL
Postal_Code: 19716
Country: US
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: jwbieber@bartol.udel.edu
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: evenson@udel.edu
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Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: USAP/DCC > United States Antarctic Program Data Center
Contact_Person: ROBERT A. ARKO
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Address: 61 Route 9W
City: Palisades
State_or_Province: NY
Postal_Code: 10964
Country: USA
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: info@usap-data.org
Resource_Description: NSF-ANT07-39620
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http://www.usap-data.org/
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DATA CENTER URL
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http://www.usap-data.org/entry/NSF-ANT07-39620/
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Original data submitted.
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http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardN...
Access_Instructions:
NSF Award Abstract #0739620
Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20090510
Metadata_Review_Date: 20160127
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: GCMD User Support Office
Contact_Organization: NASA Global Change Master Directory
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Not Available
City: Lanham
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20706
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: Not Available
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gcmduso@gcmd.gsfc.nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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