Accession Number : AD0614716

Title :   METHOD OF DETERMINING ALPHA = N(H+)/ N SUB E AND THE ION TEMPERATURE FROM MEASUREMENT OF PROTON-WHISTLERS.

Corporate Author : IOWA STATE UNIV IOWA CITY

Personal Author(s) : Shawhan,Stanley D. ; Gurnett,Donald A.

Report Date : APR 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : A statement is made of the theory and of the formulas used to derive the concentration of H(+) ion relative to the electron concentration and the ion temperature from the measurement of proton-whistlers. The potential results are discussed of measuring proton-whistlers from all of the Injun III VLF data based on a preliminary study of local summer day and winter night. Other measurements are suggested that can be made on VLF data to obtain the concentrations of He(+) and O(+) relative to the electron density.

Descriptors :   (*WHISTLERS, PROTONS), (*PROTONS, WHISTLERS), (*ELECTRON DENSITY, IONOSPHERE), (*IONOSPHERE, WHISTLERS), DIURNAL VARIATIONS, VERY LOW FREQUENCY, OXYGEN, HELIUM, IONS, TEMPERATURE

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE