The authors thank Ms. K. Tolbert and Dr. R.A. Schwartz (Solar Data Analysis Center at Goddard Space Flight Center) for providing the GOES soft X-ray data on behalf of the US National Geophysical Data Center and the Solar Data Analysis Center at Goddard Space Flight Center. We are grateful to Dr. R.A. Schwartz who kindly provided us with a program allowing to compute the energy loss probabilities in a scintillator. This paper has also used data obtained through the CGRO BATSE Solar Flare Data Archive maintained by the Solar Data Analysis Center at NASA-Goddard Space Flight Center and provided by the BATSE team headed by Dr. G. Fishman. N.B. Crosby wants to thank the Commission of the European Communities (Human Capital and Mobility Program), the Danish Space Board and the Conseil Régional de la Région Centre for financial support. This work was supported by the GdR 132 of CNRS.
The authors would finally like to thank Dr. M.J. Aschwanden for his fruitful comments on the manuscript.
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Online publication: May 12, 1998