Accession Number:

ADA058572

Title:

Low Altitude Measurements of Precipitating Protons, Alpha Particles, and Heavy Ions during the Geomagnetic Storm of 26-27 March 1978.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.,

Corporate Author:

AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CALIF IVAN A GETTING LABS

Report Date:

1978-08-15

Pagination or Media Count:

35.0

Abstract:

During the geomagnetic storm of 26 March 1976, observations were made of precipitating protons, alpha particles, and heavy ions by two counter telescopes aboard the low-altitude S3-2 satellite. These observations are presented in this paper and their significance discussed. Briefly, a two zone precipitation region is observed on the night side, at L approx 2.7 and L approx 4.0 with an alphap ratio of about .008 in the low latitude region and about .0009 at higher latitude at 0.4 MeVnucleon. The heavier ions, CNO nuclei, are seen in the low latitude zone with a CNOalpha ratio of about .056 at 0.25 MeVnucleon. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE