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Exploring the South Atlantic Anomaly with BeppoSAX

by Dott. Riccardo Campana (INAF/IASF Bologna)

Oct 08, 2014 from 03:00 PM to 04:30 PM

Where Sala riunioni IASF-Bo (II piano), via Gobetti 101

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The South Atlantic Anomaly is a region above the coasts of Brazil where, due to the inclination and offset of the geomagnetic field axis with respect to the spin axis, the local magnetic field is weakened and the radiation belt edge reaches much lower altitudes. In this talk I will describe recent results obtained analyzing archival data collected by the Particle Monitor onboard BeppoSAX (1996-2002). These data allows to explore a relatively scarcely known peripheral region of the South Atlantic Anomaly, and will be compared to the predictions of the usual models employed for the calculations of the radiative environment around a space satellite.

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