Observations of cosmic ray exposure levels in the higher southern latitudes and validation of predictive computer models.

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 a number of southern hemisphere flights where data is non-existent, and to compare the data with predictive computer programs.


Dr Ian Getley


Emeritus Professor Jason Middleton

Passengers sat on plane