Accession Number:

ADA050640

Title:

Satellite Observations of Polar, Magnetotail Lobe, and Interplanetary Electrons at Low Energies.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.,

Corporate Author:

AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CALIF IVAN A GETTING LABS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-01-20

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

Low altitude satellite observations of the low energy electron fluxes that populate the polar regions are summarized and classified into two groups 1, the very low intensity distributions and 2, the more intense, often structured distributions observed during magnetically disturbed conditions. High altitude observations of electron fluxes, including the solar wind and the tail lobes, are presented to suggest that class 1 observations are the result of direct access of interplanetary electrons through the lobes into the polar regions. Class 2 observations may be due in part to magnetospheric processes. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE