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S. Tuohino, A. Ibragimov, I. Usoskin, A. Mishev, Upgrade of GLE database: Assessment of effective dose rate at flight altitude, Advances in Space Research, Volume 62, Issue 2, 2018, Pages 398-407, ISSN 0273-1177,

Upgrade of GLE database : assessment of effective dose rate at flight altitude

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Author: Tuohino, S.1; Ibragimov, A.2; Usoskin, I.3,4;
Organizations: 1Faculty of Science, University of Oulu, 90570 Oulu, Finland
2Independent researcher, Keilasatama 5, FI-02150 Espoo, Finland
3Space Climate Research Unit, University of Oulu, 90014 Oulu, Finland
4Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory, University of Oulu, 90014 Oulu, Finland
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Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Elsevier, 2018
Publish Date: 2020-04-28


A new database for assessment of radiation doses at cruise flight altitude in the Earth atmosphere, related to ground level enhancement (GLE) events is created under VarSiTi/SCOSTEP support and incorporated to the International ground level enhancement (GLE) database ( The upgraded database provides, for each GLE event, where possible, information on the estimated energy/rigidity spectra of solar energetic particles and the corresponding computed effective doses at cruise flight altitude of 35 kft (10,668 m above sea level). The computations are performed for various reconstructions of solar energetic particles spectra, available in literature, thus for some events there are several results. Computations were performed using a recent model for assessment of effective dose due to cosmic ray particles, applied specifically in the polar region, where the exposure is maximal. This upgrade allows one to estimate the radiation effects at cruise flight altitude caused by major GLE events over several decades.

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Series: Advances in space research
ISSN: 0273-1177
ISSN-E: 1879-1948
ISSN-L: 0273-1177
Volume: 62
Issue: 2
Pages: 398 - 407
DOI: 10.1016/j.asr.2018.04.021
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 115 Astronomy and space science
Funding: This work was supported by VarSITI Program of ICSU Scientific Committee on Solar-Terrestrial Physics (SCOSTEP), the Academy of Finland (project 272157, Center of Excellence ReSoLVE) and projects CRIPA and CRIPA-X No. 304435.
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 272157
Detailed Information: 272157 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
304435 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
Copyright information: © 2018. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license