Accession Number : AD0770580

Title :   A Study of Magnetospheric Boundaries by the Simultaneous Observations of Solar and Magnetospheric Particles,

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CALIF LAB OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s) : Blake,J. Bernard ; Vampola,Alfred L.

Report Date : 21 NOV 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : A study of magnetospheric boundaries was made employing simultaneous measurements of solar and magnetospheric electrons, protons and alpha particles during the solar particle event of 12 April 1969. The instruments aboard the spin-stabilized satellite OV1-19(1969126C) provided large energy ranges, numerous energy channels and detailed pitch-angle distributions (e(-), 24 channels, 53 keV-5.3 MeV; p(+), 20 channels, 185 keV-130 MeV; alpha(++), 5 channels, 850 keV-9.0 MeV). The 105 degree inclination of the OV1-19 gave boundary measurements at widely separated local times. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Magnetosphere, Boundaries, Electrons, Protons, Alpha particles, Scientific satellites

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE