DYNAMICS AND STRUCTURE OF THE OUTER RADIATION BELT,
CHICAGO UNIV IL ENRICO FERMI INST
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From an analysis of electron measurements in the Explorer VI satellite August 7 - October 6, 1959 four time-dependent parameters have been investigated which characterize the outer electron belt. They are 1 the equatorial electron intensity, 2 the equatorial range from the earth of the peak intensity, 3 the electron density distribution along a line of force through the intensity peak, and 4 a measure of the change in electron spectrum with time. These parameters along with measurements of magnetic field intensity make it possible to study the origin of the changes in electron intensity and distribution which are known to occur in the outer belt.
- Atmospheric Physics
- Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics