OBSERVATION OF NEARLY MONOENERGETIC HIGH-ENERGY ELECTRONS IN THE INNER RADIATION BELT,
LOCKHEED MISSILES AND SPACE CO PALO ALTO CALIF LOCKHEED PALO ALTO RESEARCH LAB
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Some sharply peaked electron spectra observed in the inner belt are presented. The data were acquired during the period 30 October to 4 November 1963, shortly after a major magnetic storm, in the narrow spatial interval where McIlwains L parameter varies from 1.14 to 1.17, corresponding to a region where the high-energy electrons from Starfish had long since decayed. The electrons observed at 1.3 MeV decayed at a rate in reasonable agreement with that calculated from atmospheric scattering theory, both with respect to absolute value and variation with L.