Accession Number:

AD0698748

Title:

EFFECTS OF SUDDEN COMMENCEMENTS ON SOLAR PROTONS AT THE SYNCHRONOUS ORBIT,

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Corporate Author:

AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CALIF LAB OPERATIONS

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Report Date:

1969-10-25

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

Increases in solar proton flux coincident with sudden commencements have been observed by detectors aboard the geostationary ATS-1 satellite during 1967 and 1968. The flux increases are of short duration 30 minutes and are of magnetospheric origin. Decay of the proton flux after the sudden commencement enhancement is consistent with pitch angle scattering by hydromagnetic waves. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE