Accession Number : AD0763756

Title :   Relativistic Electron Events in Interplanetary Space.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV RIVERSIDE INST OF GEOPHYSICS AND PLANETARY PHYSICS

Personal Author(s) : Simnett,G. M.

Report Date : JUL 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 123

Abstract : The review is concerned with relativistic electron events observed in interplanetary space. The different types of event are identified and illustrated. The relationships between solar X-ray and radio emissions and relativistic electrons are examined, and the relevance of the observations to solar flare acceleration models is discussed. A statistical analysis of electron spectra, the electron/proton ratio and propagation from the flare site to the earth is presented. A model is outlined which can account for the release of electrons from the sun in a manner consistent with observations of energetic solar particles and electromagnetic solar radiation. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SOLAR FLARES, *SOLAR RADIATION), (*SPACE ENVIRONMENTS, ELECTRONS), POWER SPECTRA, STATISTICAL DATA

Subject Categories : Astrophysics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE