Accession Number : AD0263237

Title :   TABLES OF ADIABATIC INVARIANTS FOR THE GEOMAGNETIC FIELD 1944.0,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE SPECIAL WEAPONS CENTER KIRTLAND AFB N MEX

Personal Author(s) : Jensen ,D. C. ; Murray ,R. W. ; Welch,J. A. ,Jr.

Report Date : APR 1960

Pagination or Media Count : 109

Abstract : Open-ended Terms: Adiabatic invariants. As an aid to interpretation of satellite and rocket observations of the Van Allen radiation belts, a series of tables and graphs of geomagnetic field quantities is given. This first volume contains tables of the first two adiabatic invariants, the scalar field strength B and the action integral I equals the integral of Vdl. The high order fit (n equals 25, m equals 18) was necessary to properly handle the Capetown Anomaly and eliminate systematic deviations of up to 7%. Using surface data, high order multipole expansion in spherical harmonics is produced. The data are Epoch 1955.0. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ROCKET RESEARCH, *SATELLITES(ARTIFICIAL), *GEOMAGNETISM, HARMONIC ANALYSIS, INTEGRALS, MAGNETIC PROPERTIES, SPECIAL FUNCTIONS(MATHEMATICAL), TABLES(DATA), VAN ALLEN RADIATION BELT

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE