Accession Number : AD0709363

Title :   QUIESCENT AND DISTURBED PROTON AND ELECTRON DISTRIBUTIONS.

Descriptive Note : Environmental research papers,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS L G HANSCOM FIELD MASS

Personal Author(s) : Webb,Virgil H. ; Rothwell,Paul L. ; Katz,Ludwig

Report Date : JUN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : Ionizing radiation within the Earth's magnetosphere presents a potential hazard to men as well as to sensitive equipment operating in this region. Thus, investigation of the detailed structure, as well as the variability of this radiation, is an important aspect of the continuing studies of the environment within which the Air Force operates. Air Force satellite OV1-13, instrumented to measure the differential energy spectra of protons and electrons, was launched on April 6, 1968 into a polar orbit with an apogee and perigee of 9300 km and 570 km, respectively. Both proton and electron data for energies between 0.1 and 1.0 MeV, obtained during the June 9, 1968 magnetic storm, are presented in the form of flux distributions and Eo versus L plots with emphasis being placed on the late-morning sector of the outer belt. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SPACE ENVIRONMENTS, RADIATION HAZARDS), (*MAGNETOSPHERE, ELECTRON DENSITY), MAGNETIC STORMS, VAN ALLEN RADIATION BELT, PROTONS, SCIENTIFIC SATELLITES, NUCLEAR RADIATION SPECTROSCOPY, STABILITY

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE