An Analysis of Imperfections in DMSP Photographs Caused by High Energy Solar and Trapped Protons.
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During the passage of the DMSP satellite through the South Atlantic magnetic anomaly, interference blips are observed. This report quantitatively correlates these blips with the high energy trapped proton fluxes. Observations of similar blips are also reported for the August 1972 solar proton event. From correlations with proton fluxes observed by the OV5-6 and 72-1 high energy proton detectors, it is determined that the blips are caused by the passage of individual E or 15 MeV protons through the DMSP sensor.
- Atmospheric Physics