Our back-Tracing code (GeoMagSphere) reconstructs the cosmic ray trajectories inside the Earth's magnetosphere. GeoMagSphere gets the incoming directions of particles entering the magnetopause and disentangles primary from secondary particles (produced in atmosphere) or even particles trapped inside the Earth's magnetic field. The separation of these particle families allows us to evaluate the geomagnetic rigidity cutoff. The model can be used considering the internal symmetric (IGRF-12) magnetic field only, or adding the asymmetric external one (Tsyganenko models: T89, T96 or TS05). A quantitative comparison among these models is presented for quiet (solar pressure Pdyn < 4 nPa) and disturbed (Pdyn > 4 nPa) periods of solar activity, as well as during solar events like flares, CMEs. In this analysis we focused our attention on magnetic field data in magnetosphere, from Cluster, and simulated cosmic rays for a generic detector on the ISS as for example AMS-02. We found that high solar activity periods, like a large fraction of the period covering years 2011-2015, are better described using IGRF+TS05 model. Results, i.e. The average vertical rigidity cutoff at the ISS orbit, are shown in geographic maps of 2° × 2° cells.

Boschini, M., Della Torre, S., Gervasi, M., Grandi, D., La Vacca, G., Pensotti, S., et al. (2017). Comparison and Time Evolution of the Geomagnetic Cutoff at the ISS Position: Internal vs External Earth's Magnetic Field Models. In Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union (pp.105-108). Cambridge University Press [10.1017/S1743921317009863].

Comparison and Time Evolution of the Geomagnetic Cutoff at the ISS Position: Internal vs External Earth's Magnetic Field Models

Gervasi M.;Grandi D.;La Vacca G.;Pensotti S.;Rozza D.;Tacconi M.
2017

Abstract

Our back-Tracing code (GeoMagSphere) reconstructs the cosmic ray trajectories inside the Earth's magnetosphere. GeoMagSphere gets the incoming directions of particles entering the magnetopause and disentangles primary from secondary particles (produced in atmosphere) or even particles trapped inside the Earth's magnetic field. The separation of these particle families allows us to evaluate the geomagnetic rigidity cutoff. The model can be used considering the internal symmetric (IGRF-12) magnetic field only, or adding the asymmetric external one (Tsyganenko models: T89, T96 or TS05). A quantitative comparison among these models is presented for quiet (solar pressure Pdyn < 4 nPa) and disturbed (Pdyn > 4 nPa) periods of solar activity, as well as during solar events like flares, CMEs. In this analysis we focused our attention on magnetic field data in magnetosphere, from Cluster, and simulated cosmic rays for a generic detector on the ISS as for example AMS-02. We found that high solar activity periods, like a large fraction of the period covering years 2011-2015, are better described using IGRF+TS05 model. Results, i.e. The average vertical rigidity cutoff at the ISS orbit, are shown in geographic maps of 2° × 2° cells.
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Cosmic rays; Earth's magnetic fields; Sun activity
English
IAU Symposium No. 335
Boschini, M., Della Torre, S., Gervasi, M., Grandi, D., La Vacca, G., Pensotti, S., et al. (2017). Comparison and Time Evolution of the Geomagnetic Cutoff at the ISS Position: Internal vs External Earth's Magnetic Field Models. In Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union (pp.105-108). Cambridge University Press [10.1017/S1743921317009863].
Boschini, M; Della Torre, S; Gervasi, M; Grandi, D; La Vacca, G; Pensotti, S; Rancoita, P; Rozza, D; Tacconi, M
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