Accession Number : AD0612737

Title :   THEORETICAL INVESTIGATION OF GEOMAGNETICALLY TRAPPED ELECTRONS FROM HIGH-ALTITUDE NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : LOCKHEED MISSILES AND SPACE CO SUNNYVALE CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Anderson,A. D. ; Crane,G. E. ; Francis,W. E. ; Newkirk,L. L. ; Walt,M.

Report Date : JUN 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 137

Abstract : The report describes the results of a theoretical effort directed toward the identification of the loss mechanisms responsible for the eventual removal of electrons from the trapped population. The principal effort is directed toward the clarification of the role of the atmosphere in removing the electrons.

Descriptors :   (*NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, HIGH ALTITUDE), (*ELECTRON DENSITY, ATMOSPHERES), (*ARTIFICIAL RADIOACTIVITY, EXPLOSION EFFECTS), MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, SPACE ENVIRONMENTS, VAN ALLEN RADIATION BELT, NUCLEAR WEAPONS, DETONATIONS, GEOPHYSICS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE