Accession Number:

AD0662579

Title:

DIFFUSION PROCESSES INFLUENCED BY CONJUGATE-POINT WAVE PHENOMENA,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CALIF LAB OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

Radial diffusion coefficients for low-energy protons in the magnetosphere are estimated for processes involving Pc 1, 2, and 3 hydromagnetic waves. These diffusion coefficients are compared to rough estimates of diffusion due to magnetic impulses and bays this comparison gives an overall diffusion rate. An effective loss rate for pitch-angle diffusion caused by Pc 1 is developed and combined with radial diffusion to yield a non-linear differential equation. Some estimates of expected proton flux levels are made on the basis of this equation. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Particle Accelerators
  • Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE