ON THE DISTRIBUTIONS OF LOW-ENERGY PROTONS AND ELECTRONS IN THE EARTH'S MAGNETOSPHERE.
IOWA UNIV IOWA CITY DEPT OF PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY
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Recent observations of low-energy proton and electron intensities over the energy range of about 100 eV to 50,000 eV in the local evening-midnight quadrant of the magnetosphere near the geomagnetic equatorial plane at 5 to 15 RE RE, earth radii geocentric radial distances are summarized with several comments concerning the relationship of these distributions of low-energy charged particles with earlier measurements. Of particular interest are the morphology of the distributions of low-energy protons of the extraterrestrial ring current during magnetic storms, the temporal variations of low-energy electron spectrums in the outer radiation zone and several salient features of the distributions of low-energy electrons in the vicinity of the trapping boundary in the dark hemisphere of the earths magnetosphere at about 8 RE geocentric distance near the magnetic equator. Author
- Atmospheric Physics
- Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics