Accession Number : AD0698748

Title :   EFFECTS OF SUDDEN COMMENCEMENTS ON SOLAR PROTONS AT THE SYNCHRONOUS ORBIT,

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CALIF LAB OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s) : Paulikas,George A. ; Blake,J. Bernard

Report Date : 25 OCT 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : Increases in solar proton flux coincident with sudden commencements have been observed by detectors aboard the geostationary ATS-1 satellite during 1967 and 1968. The flux increases are of short duration (<30 minutes) and are of magnetospheric origin. Decay of the proton flux after the sudden commencement enhancement is consistent with pitch angle scattering by hydromagnetic waves. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MAGNETOSPHERE, *SOLAR WIND), PROTONS, GEOMAGNETISM, PROTON SCATTERING, SYNCHRONOUS SATELLITES

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE