Solar Flares and Magnetospheric Particles: Investigations Based Upon the ONR-602 and ONR-604 Experiments
Quarterly rept. no. 4,
LOUISIANA STATE UNIV BATON ROUGE DEPT OF PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY
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This performance report covers work accomplished under ONR Grant N00014-90-J-1466 related to the radiation environment in near-Earth space. The goal of the research is to measure and describe, quantitatively, the Geospace radiation environment in which men and spacecraft must survive and function. The tools for this investigation are the data returned by the ONR-602 and ONR-604 experiments, both flown under the auspices of ONR and the Air Force Space Test Program, augmented by correlative databases of both space-based and ground-based data. the investigation involves data analysis, modeling and applications to a variety of space equipment and environments. This report builds upon the detailed Technical Report Fall, 1992 and the previous performance reports. For the current period, the principal effort was in modeling of the Anomalous Component, determining the modulation level during the CRRES Mission, and studying the quiet-time particle access to the magnetosphere.
- Atmospheric Physics
- Electricity and Magnetism