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Electron Intensities over Auroral Arcs

  • D. A. Bryant
  • G. M. Courtier
  • G. Bennett
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 32)

Abstract

This report is a summary of measurements of electron intensities made from two sounding rockets flown over auroral arcs. The main conclusion drawn from these measurements is that both the auroral arcs occurred at the boundary between two magnetospheric plasmas. This conclusion is based on the fact that some of the observed changes in electron energy spectrum are unlike the changes to be expected on grounds of continuity from a single source plasma accelerated by different degrees.

Keywords

Energy Spectrum Source Plasma Plasma Sheet Maxwellian Distribution Northern Border 
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© D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, Holland 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. A. Bryant
    • 1
  • G. M. Courtier
    • 1
  • G. Bennett
    • 1
  1. 1.S. R. C.Radio and Space Research StationSlough, Bucks.UK

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