RECENT OBSERVATIONS OF LOW-ENERGY CHARGED PARTICLES IN THE EARTH'S MAGNETOSPHERE.
IOWA UNIV IOWA CITY DEPT OF PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY
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Several recent observations of low-energy proton and electron intensities within the energy range of about 100 eV to 50 keV in the eaths radiation zones with a sensitive array of electrostatic analyzers borne on the earth-satellite OGO 3 during mid-1966 are summarized. Measurements of charged particles of the extraterrestrial ring current during a moderate geomagnetic storm, of the low-energy proton and electron distributions in the vicinity of the midnight trapping boundary near the magnetic equatorial plane, and of upper limits for proton and ion 100 eV or EQ or 50 keV energy fluxes deep within the innder radiation zone are presented together with several introductory comments concerning the morphology of the omnidirectional intensities of energetic electrons E or 40 keV, or 230 keV and or 1.6 MeV at the magnetic equator in the outer radiation zone. Author
- Atmospheric Physics