Intensity maps of MeV electrons and protons below the radiation belt

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

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Global distributions of energetic electrons (0.19-3.2 MeV) and protons (0.64-35 MeV) are presented in the form of contour maps. The data were obtained by two identical energetic particle telescopes using ΔE × E solid state detectors on board the satellite OHZORA. The observed altitude range is 350-850 km, which is divided into three ranges for contour representation. Ten-degree meshes in longitude and latitude were used to obtain the intensity contours. A pitch angle distribution of J(α) = J(90) · sinn α with n = 5 is assumed in order to get the intensity whose pitch angle is perpendicular to the geomagnetic line of force. In the map of the highest altitude region, a "ridge" extending from the South Atlantic Anomaly to the Northern Hemisphere exists above Mexico. A contour map in the B-L diagram is also presented. Here we can see some discrepancies at L = 1.1-1.5 from the radiation environment model of NSSDC. The data analyzed here were obtained during three years from February 1984 to January 1987. No geomagnetic activity was concerned.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)483-490
ページ数8
ジャーナルPlanetary and Space Science
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DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 1990
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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 地球物理学
  • 宇宙惑星科学
  • 天文学と天体物理学

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