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Power Law Spectra in the Nature: Analogies with the Cosmic Ray Spectrum

  title={Power Law Spectra in the Nature: Analogies with the Cosmic Ray Spectrum},
  author={Yu. V. Stenkin},
  journal={arXiv: Astrophysics},
  • Y. Stenkin
  • Published 1 July 2005
  • Physics
  • arXiv: Astrophysics
Examples of the power law spectra observations in the Nature are given. It is shown that the observed meteoroid mass spectrum is very similar to the observed cosmic ray energy spectrum. It is concluded that the "knees" observed in both spectra have a similar origin: the Earth's atmosphere. Both spectra are studied by indirect methods through secondary components and specific behavior of these components in the atmosphere could produce the "knee" even in a case when primary spectrum follows a… Expand
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