Accession Number : AD0608068

Title :   THE LATITUDE AND ALTITUDE DISTRIBUTION OF GEOMAGNETICALLY TRAPPED PROTONS.

Descriptive Note : Letter rept.,

Corporate Author : MARYLAND UNIV COLLEGE PARK

Personal Author(s) : Singer,S. F.

Report Date : 17 JUN 1960

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : A theory is derived for the proton injection coefficient and is use to calculate the latitude and altitude dependence. This theory is based purely on geometry and involves only the the fact that in the decay of the fast neutron the resulting proton preserves its direction.

Descriptors :   (*PROTONS, ATMOSPHERES), DISTRIBUTION, CHARGED PARTICLES, COSMIC RAYS, GEOMAGNETISM, INJECTION, PARTICLE TRAJECTORIES, NUCLEAR PHYSICS, GEOPHYSICS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE