Soviet-Indian research of cosmic radiation by high altitude balloons

Galper, A. M. ; Kirillov-Ugryumov, V. G. ; Kotov, Yu. D. ; Kurnosova, L. V. ; Kurochkin, A. V. ; Leikov, N. G. ; Logachev, V. I. ; Razorenov, L. A. ; Smirnov, Yu. V. ; Fradkin, M. I. ; Damle, S. V. ; Kunte, P. K. ; Sreekantan, B. V. (1981) Soviet-Indian research of cosmic radiation by high altitude balloons Advances in Space Research, 1 (11). pp. 101-106. ISSN 0273-1177

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The report presents some results on the cosmic radiation intensity research carried out with the high-altitude balloons for the period of 1977-1979. The intensity of gamma-radiation with the energy above 40 MeV was measured in two balloon flights at an altitude of 4-7 g/cm2 of residual atmosphere in the vicinity of the geomagnetic equator. A temporal analysis of the intensity to discover fluctuations with periods in the range of 4-60 min was made. Quasi-periodic fluctuations of gamma-radiation intensity with 5 min periods, amplitude ∼ 20% and duration of several hours were discovered. Possible mechanisms of such fluctuation appearance are discussed. The report gives the results of measuring downward, upward and horizontal electron fluxes in the vicinity of the equator. The obtained data and the data provided by satellites are compared. The report discusses the prospects of further joint Soviet-Indian research of cosmic gamma-radiation.

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