Accession Number : AD0282744

Title :   ON THE DIRECTIVITY OF SOLAR PROTON EMISSIONS

Corporate Author : BOEING SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH LABS SEATTLE WASH

Personal Author(s) : NOYES,JOHN C.

Report Date : JUN 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : A hypothesis is advanced that the detection or nondetection of energetic solar protons in the vicinity of the earth following large solar flares and continuum type IV radiation may be due in part to the direction of emission of the protons from the sun. It is hypothesized that the direction of emission of solar protons is the same as the direction of motion of the associated metric wave type IV source, in the general direction of a coronal streamer associated with the solar active region. The streamer may be inclined to the normal to the solar surface. Protons thus directed westward may have a better chance of being detected at the earth than those directed eastward, since in the former case propagation may be facilitated by extended solar magnetic field lines convex westward due to solar rotation. (Author)

Descriptors :   *EXTRATERRESTRIAL RADIO WAVES, *PROTONS, *SOLAR FLARES

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE