Accession Number : AD0700232

Title :   DISTRIBUTION OF TRAPPED PARTICLES AT AN ALTITUDE OF 900 Km NEAR THE SOUTH ATLANTIC GEOMAGNETIC ANOMALY,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Kaufmann,Pierre ; Pacheco,J. A. de Freitas ; Sudano,J. Pantuso ; Kreplin,R. W.

Report Date : 06 JAN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : Energetic particle responses on x-ray photometers from the NRL 1964-01-D Satellite experiment have been analyzed in order to describe the zone where the regions of high energy trapped particles are observed in the Southern Hemisphere. The particles are identified as protons from the inner Van Allen belt, and their flux is determined approximately. A description of the particle signals and their geographic distribution is presented. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*UPPER ATMOSPHERE, PROTONS), SCIENTIFIC SATELLITES, VAN ALLEN RADIATION BELT, DISTRIBUTION FUNCTIONS, PHOTOMETERS, GEOMAGNETISM, ANOMALIES

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE