a region in the magnetosphere of a planet in which charged particles are trapped by the planet’s magnetic field, an example being the earth’s Van Allen belts
a region around a planet where charged particles accumulate due to the planet’s magnetic field
- Radiation biology
radiation biology n. The study of the biological effects of ionizing radiation on living systems.
- Radiation damage
The damage caused by the removal of atoms from a solid material when elementary particles, such as those associated with cosmic rays or radioactivity, collide with it. Note: Radiation damage is an important consideration in the design of nuclear reactors, where radiation levels are high. Note: Radiation damage is one of the devastating effects of […]
- Radiation dermatitis
radiation dermatitis n. See radiodermatitis.
noun 1. fog produced by the nocturnal cooling of the surface boundary layer to a temperature at which its content of water vapor condenses.