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The astrophysics of galactic cosmic rays

Abstract : Observations of cosmic rays and their related radio to gamma-ray signatures are surveyed and discussed critically, and compared to theoretical models of the cosmic-ray origin and propagation. The analogous heliospheric processes are included as a well-studied case of the principal physical processes of energetic particle acceleration and propagation. Reinforcements, or conflicts, in the interpretations of cosmic-ray spectral and compositional characteristics arise when cosmic-ray source and propagation models are confronted with astronomical information about the Galaxy as a whole and from potential source sites, i.e., supernova remnants or regions with high massive-star density. This volume represents the outcome of two workshops held at ISSI. In this chapter we summarize the introductory papers presented below, and include insights from the workshop discussions.
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Submitted on : Monday, March 11, 2002 - 3:06:09 PM
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R. Diehl, R. Kallenbach, E. Parizot, R. Von-Steiger. The astrophysics of galactic cosmic rays. Space Science Reviews, Springer Verlag, 2001, 99, pp.3-11. ⟨in2p3-00011265⟩

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