Accession Number : AD0616656

Title :   GEOMAGNETIC CONTROL OF THE VAN ALLEN RADIATION BELTS,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Vestine,E. H.

Report Date : 21 APR 1960

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : The integral invariants of charged-particle motion in the geomagnetic field discussed by Van Allen and others are evaluated. Calculations based on Finch and Leaton's coefficients for 1955.0 ('M. Nat. R. Astron. Soc.,' Geophysical Supplement, 7:314-317 (1957)) are used to describe the height and direction of longitudinal drift of the trapped radiation. The geomagnetic annual and sunspot variations are discussed in terms of the fields of drifting currents in the radiation belts. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*VAN ALLEN RADIATION BELT, CHARGED PARTICLES), GEOMAGNETISM, SUNSPOTS, ELECTRIC FIELDS, ATMOSPHERIC ELECTRICITY, IONOSPHERE

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE