Advances in Astronomy

Cosmic Ray Variability: Century of Its Observations


Publishing date
07 Dec 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
03 Aug 2012

Lead Editor

1Department of Space Physics, Institute of Experimental Physics, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Watsonova 47, 04001 Košice, Slovakia

2Department of Physics, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh 202 002, India

3Instituto de Geofísica, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Ciudad Universitaria, 04510 México, DF, Mexico


Cosmic Ray Variability: Century of Its Observations

Description

In 1912, Victor Hess discovered cosmic rays in a series of balloon experiments. Since that time, cosmic ray physics has contributed to the knowledge in various fields of physical research, as subnuclear and elementary particle physics, astrophysics, plasma physics in specific conditions of space, and physics of solar-terrestrial relations. The first launches of spacecrafts of the space era identified various populations of energetic particles in space at energies slightly lower than the atmospheric threshold. Nowadays, cosmic ray physics includes experimental as well as theoretical studies in an extremely wide range of primary energies. The variability of the low-energy cosmic ray flux based on the observations mainly from the Earth and in its vicinity is one of the selected specific points of cosmic ray research to which the papers of the issue are aimed.

We invite investigators to contribute original research articles dealing with experiments, observations, data analysis, and modeling to advance our understanding of the cosmic ray (CR) variability both at short- (hour to days) and long-time scales (solar activity/magnetic cycles), and review articles that summarize the state of the art in this field and stimulate continuing efforts in research related to the variability of cosmic ray intensity and anisotropy could also be accepted. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Cosmic ray modulation in the heliosphere
  • Long- and midterm periodicities in CR intensity
  • Contribution of heliospheric sources (solar flare particles, particles accelerated at interplanetary plasma shocks or turbulence, etc.)
  • Ground-based observational techniques
  • Satellite instruments for CR measurements
  • Space-based observations of CR up to the heliosheath region
  • Influence of the magnetosphere on the CR flux
  • Relations of CR to atmospheric processes
  • The role of CR observations in space weather research
  • Tong-term cosmic ray variability and climate

Those of you considering submitting a research paper/review article may send an email with probable title to any of the editors as soon as possible, preferably before March 31, 2012. This will be helpful to us to organize the Special Issue in a better way.

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/aa/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 680435
  • - Editorial

Cosmic Ray Variability: Century of Its Observations

Karel Kudela | Badruddin | José F. Valdés-Galicia
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 429303
  • - Research Article

Diffusion Coefficients, Short-Term Cosmic Ray Modulation, and Convected Magnetic Structures

John J. Quenby | Tamitha Mulligan | ... | Diana N. A. Shaul
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 690921
  • - Research Article

On the Onset Time of Several SPE/GLE Events: Indications from High-Energy Gamma-Ray and Neutron Measurements by CORONAS-F

Viktoria Kurt | Karel Kudela | ... | Vladimir Galkin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 461717
  • - Review Article

Cosmic Ray Investigation in the Stratosphere and Space: Results from Instruments on Russian Satellites and Balloons

Yu. I. Logachev | L. L. Lazutin | K. Kudela
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 793072
  • - Research Article

Latitudinal Dependence of Cosmic Rays Modulation at 1 AU and Interplanetary Magnetic Field Polar Correction

P. Bobik | G. Boella | ... | M. Tacconi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 691408
  • - Research Article

Thirty-Year Periodicity of Cosmic Rays

Jorge Pérez-Peraza | Víctor Velasco | ... | K. F. Yudakhin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 379304
  • - Research Article

Measurement by FIB on the ISS: Two Emissions of Solar Neutrons Detected?

Y. Muraki | K. Koga | ... | T. Yamamoto
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 607172
  • - Research Article

Long-Term Cosmic Ray Variability and the CME-Index

Helen Mavromichalaki | Evangelos Paouris
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 834247
  • - Research Article

New Insights on Cosmic Ray Modulation through a Joint Use of Nonstationary Data-Processing Methods

A. Vecchio | M. Laurenza | ... | V. Carbone
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