Accession Number : AD0662579

Title :   DIFFUSION PROCESSES INFLUENCED BY CONJUGATE-POINT WAVE PHENOMENA,

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CALIF LAB OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s) : Cornwall,John M.

Report Date : SEP 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : Radial diffusion coefficients for low-energy protons in the magnetosphere are estimated for processes involving Pc 1, 2, and 3 hydromagnetic waves. These diffusion coefficients are compared to rough estimates of diffusion due to magnetic impulses and bays; this comparison gives an overall diffusion rate. An effective loss rate for pitch-angle diffusion (caused by Pc 1) is developed and combined with radial diffusion to yield a non-linear differential equation. Some estimates of expected proton flux levels are made on the basis of this equation. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PROTONS, *MAGNETOSPHERE), (*DIFFUSION, *NONLINEAR DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS), ELECTRONS, SCATTERING, NUCLEAR PARTICLES, WHISTLERS, MAGNETIC FIELDS, SOLAR WIND, CYCLOTRONS, VAN ALLEN RADIATION BELT

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Particle Accelerators
      Nuclear Physics & Elementary Particle Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE