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ERIC Number: EJ1037327
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Mar
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
An Investigation into the Nature of High Altitude Cosmic Radiation in the Stratosphere
Bancroft, Samuel; Bancroft, Ben; Greenwood, Jake
Physics Education, v49 n2 p164-170 Mar 2014
An experiment was carried out to investigate the changes in ionizing cosmic radiation as a function of altitude. This was carried out using a Geiger-Müller tube on-board a high altitude balloon, which rose to an altitude of 31 685 m. The gathered data show that the Geiger-Müller tube count readings increased to a maximum at an altitude of about 24 000 m; beyond this point they then decreased with increasing altitude
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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