Accession Number : AD0701739

Title :   PROPAGATION OF SOLAR PARTICLES TO THE POLAR CAPS.

Descriptive Note : Rept. for Jan-Jun 69,

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CALIF LAB OPERATIONS

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

Report Date : 15 DEC 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : Measurements of solar particles over the polar caps by satellite-borne experiments are summarized. Solar protons down to about 200-keV energy and solar electrons to about 40-keV energy reach the polar caps. In general, solar electrons illuminate the polar caps uniformly during a solar particle event; in contrast, solar proton fluxes exhibit a great deal of spatial structure. Some diffusion of solar protons across the magnetic field is required in order to account for the experimental results. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SOLAR RADIATION, MAGNETOSPHERE), (*CHARGED PARTICLES, POLAR REGIONS), PROTONS, ELECTRONS, SCIENTIFIC SATELLITES

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE