Accession Number : AD0756221

Title :   Time Variations of Magnetospheric Intensities of Outer Zone Protons, Alpha Particles and Ions (Z > 2).

Descriptive Note : Doctoral thesis,

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

Personal Author(s) : Randall,Bruce A.

Report Date : JAN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 74

Abstract : A comprehensive study of the temporal behavior of trapped protons, alpha particles and ions (Z > 2) in the outer zone of the earth's magnetosphere has been made. These observations were made by the Injun V satellite during the first 21 months of operation, August 1968 to May 1970. Rapid increases in the observed number of particles followed by slower exponential decay characterize the data. Comparisons are made with the temporal behavior of interplanetary particles of the same energy observed by Explorer 35. Increases in the trapped fluxes generally correspond to enhanced interplanetary activity. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MAGNETOSPHERE, *CHARGED PARTICLES), PROTONS, ALPHA PARTICLES, IONS, VAN ALLEN RADIATION BELT, MAGNETOMETERS, SCIENTIFIC SATELLITES, COINCIDENCE COUNTING, GRAPHICS

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE