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Cosmic Ray Latitude Survey: 1996-1997
Entry ID: CosmicRayLatitudeSurv1996-1997

Abstract: During the 1996-97 austral summer, a period of solar minimum, we operated a
neutron monitor on board the ship Italica of the Italian Antarctic Programme to
record cosmic ray neutron intensities in seas from Italy to Antarctica and
back. This survey provided a full coverage of cut-off rigidities and the
possibility of repeating the measurements at least twice at the same cut-offs.

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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 44.44   S: -74.8   E: -179.43   W: 12.25
Min Altitude: 0M Max Altitude: 0M

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1996-12-20
Stop Date: 1997-03-26
Quality The high-energy cosmic ray (CR) nucleonic component intensity was measured with
a standard neutron detector (of NM-64 type, extensively used all over the world
in several CR stations) made by three large BF3 proportional counters placed,
each of them, inside a lead structure, surrounded by a proper layer of
polyethylene (N1,N2,N3).

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Use Constraints To acknowledge the IFSI-CNR/UNIROMATRE collaboration and PNRA
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Data Center
Institute of Interplanetary Space Physics, National Institute for Astrophysics, Italian National Research Council, Italy Supplemental Info
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City: Roma
Postal Code: I-00133
Country: Italy
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Fees: No cost but data acknowledgement is required.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-01-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23