Accession Number : AD0832647

Title :   SATELLITE OBSERVATIONS OF LOW ENERGY SOLAR PROTONS IN THE POLAR REGIONS.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Evans, David Jones

Report Date : JUN 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 67

Abstract : Fluxes of low energy (1.1-1.6 MeV) solar protons are detected in the polar regions by satellite OV3-3 (1966-70A). Differential proton fluxes are plotted for each of the 27 day solar rotations since the satellite's launch, 4 August 1966, until 30 May 1967. Several proton events imply recurrence over two or more solar rotations. Successful correlations are made between proton flux and the cor-halo effect, cosmic ray neutron monitor data, and the observations of solar electrons over the poles. Unsuccessful correlations are found for plage activity on the sun and geomagnetic index Ap. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*POLAR REGIONS, PROTONS), (*PROTONS, DETECTION), SCIENTIFIC SATELLITES, SUN, ROTATION, GEOMAGNETISM, SOLAR DISTURBANCES, COSMIC RAYS, NEUTRONS, ELECTRONS, PERIODIC VARIATIONS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, THESES.

Subject Categories : Astrophysics
      Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE