Accession Number : AD0742518

Title :   High Latitude Phenomenology.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : LOCKHEED MISSILES AND SPACE CO PALO ALTO CALIF PALO ALTO RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s) : McCormac,B. ; Evans,J. E. ; Sears,R. D. ; Berg,R.

Report Date : JUN 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 63

Abstract : The solar wind furnishes the power for a number of energetic high latitude phenomena. The overall magnetospheric morphology is described. The interaction begins with a description of the solar wind and then leads through the magnetospheric structure. The energetic particle precipitation is described. The sources of the various electron and proton precipitation areas are identified. Much of the plasma and energetic particle behavior is governed by the earth's magnetic field which is described. The plasma and particle populations in the various regions of the magnetosphere are identified. A number of fluctuating phenomena in the magnetosphere are described. Current systems and heat conduction are discussed.

Descriptors :   (*SOLAR WIND, *MAGNETOSPHERE), INTERACTIONS, MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS, PLASMAS(PHYSICS), AURORAE, MAGNETIC STORMS, CHARGED PARTICLES, MAGNETIC FIELDS, ATMOSPHERE MODELS

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE