Electron (0.19-3.2 MeV) and proton (0.58-35 MeV) precipitations observed by OHZORA satellite at low latitude zones L = 1.6-1.8

K. Nagata, T. Kohno, H. Murakami, A. Nakamoto, Nobuyuki Hasebe, J. Kikuchi, T. Doke

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Characteristics of observed electron (0.19-3.2 MeV) and proton (0.58-35 MeV) precipitation at low latitude zones (L = 1.6-1.8) are described. The precipitation zones were observed by instrumentation on the OHZORA satellite between March 1984 and September 1986. The results are presented as intensity time profiles of particle precipitation, energy spectra, pitch angle distributions and the geographical distribution of the particle precipitation zone. It is shown that the zone is centered near L = 1.71, the width of the zone is ΔL = ± 0.16, the maximum energy of the precipitating particle is less than 1 MeV, and the maximum of the pitch angle distribution is around 90°. No particle precipitation at the low latitude zone is observed over the North Atlantic Ocean and Europe.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)591-606
Number of pages16
JournalPlanetary and Space Science
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics

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