Accession Number:

ADA012698

Title:

Interrelationships between the Ionosphere and Fluxes of Energetic Heavy Ions.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Apr 73-31 Mar 75,

Corporate Author:

LOCKHEED MISSILES AND SPACE CO INC PALO ALTO CALIF PALO ALTO RESEARCH LAB

Report Date:

1975-03-31

Pagination or Media Count:

107.0

Abstract:

The Lockheed energetic ion mass spectrometer experiment on the polar-orbiting satellite S71-2 made the discovery of large fluxes of O ions with energies of up to 12 keV within the magnetosphere during magnetic storms. The O ions are almost certainly of ionospheric origin and signify that there exists a dramatic ionospheric acceleration process which has previously gone undetected. This research is on a program for the analysis of the O data from the experiment emphasizing the interrelationships between the morphology of these energetic ions and the ionosphere.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE