Accession Number:

ADA467056

Title:

Solar Radio Burst and Solar Wind Associations With Inferred Near-Relativistic Electron Injections

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB HANSCOM AFB MA SPACE VEHICLES DIRECTORATE

Report Date:

2007-02-10

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

The solar injections of near-relativistic NR electron events observed at 1 AU appear to be systematically delayed by 10 minutes from the associated flare impulsive phases. We compare inferred injection times of 80 electron events observed by the 3DP electron detector on the Wind spacecraft with 40-800 MHz solar observations by the AlP radio telescope in Potsdam-Tremsdoff, Germany. Other than preceding type III bursts, we find no single radio signature characteristic of the inferred electron injection times. The injection delays from the preceding type Ill bursts do not correlate with the 1 AU solar wind Beta Rho or Beta but do correlate with densities ne and inversely with speeds Vsw, consistent with propagation effects. About half of the events are associated with metric or decametric-hectometric dh type II bursts, but most injections occur before or after those bursts. Electron events with long greater than or equal to 2 hr beaming times at 1 AU are preferentially associated with type II bursts, which supports the possibility of a class of shock-accelerated NR electron events.

Subject Categories:

  • Astrophysics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE