Accession Number : AD0619791

Title :   OBSERVATION OF NEARLY MONOENERGETIC HIGH-ENERGY ELECTRONS IN THE INNER RADIATION BELT,

Corporate Author : LOCKHEED MISSILES AND SPACE CO PALO ALTO CALIF LOCKHEED PALO ALTO RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s) : Imhof,W. L. ; Smith,R. V.

Report Date : 19 APR 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : Some sharply peaked electron spectra observed in the inner belt are presented. The data were acquired during the period 30 October to 4 November 1963, shortly after a major magnetic storm, in the narrow spatial interval where McIlwain's L parameter varies from 1.14 to 1.17, corresponding to a region where the high-energy electrons from Starfish had long since decayed. The electrons observed at 1.3 MeV decayed at a rate in reasonable agreement with that calculated from atmospheric scattering theory, both with respect to absolute value and variation with L.

Descriptors :   (*ELECTRONS, ENERGY), (*VAN ALLEN RADIATION BELT, ELECTRONS), ELECTRON DENSITY, MAGNETIC STORMS, ATMOSPHERIC ELECTRICITY, GEOMAGNETISM, BETA RAY SPECTRUM

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE