Accession Number:

AD0755484

Title:

Locating the Magnetospheric Ring Current,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA UNIV LOS ANGELES PLASMA PHYSICS GROUP

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

It is the purpose of the note to point out that 10-100 KeV protons, which dominate ring current energetics, have two preferred regions of cyclotron instability, and consequently loss, which serve as stable trapping boundaries for ring current protons. The pertinent electromagnetic ion cyclotron instability therefore limits the ring current location, and, using the empirical notion that within the stable region the energy density does not exceed the geomagnetic energy density, also the ring current energy density, and therefore, the main phase depression. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE