Accession Number:

ADA028999

Title:

Modulation of Trapped Energetic Electrons at 6.6 R(e) by the Direction of the Interplanetary Magnetic Field.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.,

Corporate Author:

AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CALIF LAB OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-08-10

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

Energetic E sub e 1.6 MeV 3.9 MeV trapped electron fluxes observed at the synchronous altitude during 1974 and 1975 by an experiment aboard ATS-6 exhibit a modulation in intensity which is correlated with the passage of sector structure boundaries of the interplanetary magnetic field past the earth. The electron fluxes reach equilibrium intensities during the time the magnetosphere is in a given IMF sector which are highest in the fall for sectors and highest in the spring for - sectors. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE