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Latitude Effect and Meson Decay

Naturevolume 162pages303304 (1948) | Download Citation

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IT has been pointed out recently1 that the height of the atmospheric layer (100 mb.) in which most mesons are supposed to be produced decreases from the equator towards the poles. The decay of the mesons causes a corresponding increase in cosmic ray intensity.

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    • H. D. RATHGEBER

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