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New Observations of the Proton Population of the Radiation Belt Between 1.5 and 104 Mev

  • D. Hovestadt
  • E. Achtermann
  • B. Ebel
  • B. Häusler
  • G. Paschmann
Conference paper
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 32)

Abstract

The identification of the source and loss mechanisms is still the outstanding problem of radiation belt research. Part of the problem encountered in testing theoretical concepts has been the incompleteness of the available data. Several surveys of the trapped proton population have been performed previously (Davis and Williamson, 1963; Freden et al., 1965; Fillius, 1966; Gabbe and Brown, 1966; Mihalov and White, 1966; Vernov et al., 1967; De Forest, 1970; Burns and Krimigis, 1971). Only a few experiments, however, have covered a wide enough energy range to allow the study of systematic spectral variations over a wide spatial region. In the inner belt, measurements of protons with energies below about 10 MeV have been generally scarce due to instrumental problems caused by penetrating protons or by electrons.

Keywords

Radial Diffusion Radiation Belt Energy Channel Pitch Angle Distribution Trap Proton 
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© D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, Holland 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Hovestadt
    • 1
  • E. Achtermann
    • 1
  • B. Ebel
    • 1
  • B. Häusler
    • 1
  • G. Paschmann
    • 1
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für Physik und AstrophysikInstitut für extraterrestrische PhysikGarchingGermany

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