SATELLITE OBSERVATIONS OF LOW ENERGY SOLAR PROTONS IN THE POLAR REGIONS.
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Fluxes of low energy 1.1-1.6 MeV solar protons are detected in the polar regions by satellite OV3-3 1966-70A. Differential proton fluxes are plotted for each of the 27 day solar rotations since the satellites launch, 4 August 1966, until 30 May 1967. Several proton events imply recurrence over two or more solar rotations. Successful correlations are made between proton flux and the cor-halo effect, cosmic ray neutron monitor data, and the observations of solar electrons over the poles. Unsuccessful correlations are found for plage activity on the sun and geomagnetic index Ap. Author
- Atmospheric Physics