Accession Number:

ADA142673

Title:

The Earth's Radiation Belts.

Descriptive Note:

Environmental research papers,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE GEOPHYSICS LAB HANSCOM AFB MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-09-20

Pagination or Media Count:

133.0

Abstract:

This report develops radiation belt transport theory from physical principles and compares the results with experimental data. It also provides an easy reference to the present empirical radiation flux models with some simple application techniques given. Specialized topics include shell-splitting, effects of wave-particle interactions, the ring current, geosynchronous environment, nuclear detonations and radiation effects. Heavy ions are specifically high-lighted as a significant component of the radiation belts.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Geomagnetism
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics
  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE