Accession Number : AD0487923

Title :   THE EARTH'S RADIATION BELTS.

Descriptive Note : Rept. for Dec 65-Apr 66,

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CALIF LAB OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s) : White,R. Stephen

Report Date : JUL 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 62

Abstract : A review of the history and progress in the understanding of the earth's radiation belts is given. The albedo neutron decay and diffusion injection theories are discussed and their predictions are compared with the experimental data. The limitations of the experiments and theories are emphasized. It is concluded that our knowledge is still inadequate to explain the sources and losses of particles in the radiation belts.

Descriptors :   (*EARTH(PLANET), VAN ALLEN RADIATION BELT), (*VAN ALLEN RADIATION BELT, EARTH(PLANET)), ALBEDO(ASTRONOMY), BACKGROUND, COSMIC RAYS, SOLAR WIND, EXPERIMENTAL DATA, INSTRUMENTATION, SCIENTIFIC SATELLITES, POLAR ORBIT TRAJECTORIES, SPACE PROBES, ALBEDO, NEUTRON TRANSPORT THEORY, ELECTRONS, PROTONS, NUCLEAR SCATTERING, GEOMAGNETISM

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE