Relativistic Electron Events in Interplanetary Space.
CALIFORNIA UNIV RIVERSIDE INST OF GEOPHYSICS AND PLANETARY PHYSICS
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The review is concerned with relativistic electron events observed in interplanetary space. The different types of event are identified and illustrated. The relationships between solar X-ray and radio emissions and relativistic electrons are examined, and the relevance of the observations to solar flare acceleration models is discussed. A statistical analysis of electron spectra, the electronproton ratio and propagation from the flare site to the earth is presented. A model is outlined which can account for the release of electrons from the sun in a manner consistent with observations of energetic solar particles and electromagnetic solar radiation. Author