Accession Number : AD0703674

Title :   MECHANISM FOR THE ORIGIN OF THE VAN ALLEN BELT.

Descriptive Note : Progress rept.,

Corporate Author : IOWA UNIV IOWA CITY DEPT OF PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY

Personal Author(s) : Pizzella,G.

Report Date : MAR 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : A model of the Van Allen belt is proposed in which the resonance acceleration of the exospheric plasma particles by stochastic electromagnetic waves plays an important role. The differential energy spectrum for trapped protons is derived in the energy range approximately equals 200 keV to a few MeV for L shells between about 2 and 6 earth radii. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MAGNETOSPHERE, VAN ALLEN RADIATION BELT), PROTONS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, ENERGY, ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION, DIFFUSION, THEOREMS, CHARGED PARTICLES

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE