Accession Number : AD0779262

Title :   Preliminary Report on the Transport and Production of Energetic Electrons in Auroras.

Descriptive Note : Memorandum rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Strickland,D. J. ; Kepple,P. C.

Report Date : APR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : A method is described for solving a transport equation for energetic auroral electron fluxes. Selected results are presented for an incident electron flux sharply peaked at 750 ev and isotropic in the downward hemisphere. The results include the energy spectrum of the backscattered flux, downward and upward fluxes at various altitudes, angular distributions of fluxes, and volume production rates. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Aurorae, *Electron transport, Electron flux, Backscattering, Kinetic theory

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE