Comparison of Electron Fluxes with the Whistler Self-Excitation Limit during a Magnetic Storm.
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AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS L G HANSCOM FIELD MASS
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The measurements from a magnetic spectrometer flown on board Air Force satellite OV1-13 during the magnetic storm of 9 June 1968 show that a large number of 115- and 180-keV electrons were injected into the outer radiation belt and remained there throughout the storm period. It is shown that these fluxes are consistent with an equatorial energy spectrum in which 40-keV electrons were at their whistler self-excitation limit. It is suggested that the whistlers played a role in the observed enhancement of MeV electrons off the equator. Author
- Atmospheric Physics