Continuous High-altitude Investigation of Neutron Spectra for Terrestrial Radiation Antarctic Project

The CHINSTRAP project aims at installing a
high-energy extended neutron spectrometer at the Concordia station in
Antarctic. The particularities of this location are unique (high altitude and
proximity to the geomagnetic pole) and allow long-term measurements dedicated
to the study of the atmospheric natural radiative environment dynamics for
Space Weather applications. These data will complete the ones already obtained
at the Pic-du-Midi in France and in the Pico dos Dias in Brazil, near the South Atlantic Anomaly.
The project includes two phases: the first consists
in installing and operating the HERMEIS in the station; the second consists in
investigating the data then in combining their analyses to those from other
measurement sites.