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The Boundary Region of the Geomagnetic Field

  • Paul J. ColemanJr.
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Abstract

This paper is intended to provide a summary of the reports of observations obtained to date in the boundary region of the geomagnetic field. These observations are of three basic types measurements of the magnetic fields, plasma measurements, and measurements of energetic corpuscular radiation. Since the region of interest is defined by the characteristics of its magnetic field, magnetometer measurements are discussed first. Second, the Soviet and U.S. measurements of plasma are reviewed. Finally, from measurements of energetic particle fluxes, an attempt is made to deduce the extent of the boundary region at times when it was traversed by vehicles which carried detectors for corpuscular radiation but no magnetometers.

Résumé

La région limite du champs géomagnétique. Ce papier a l’intention de donner un résumé des rapports d’observation obtenus dans la région limite du champs géomagnétique. Ces observations sont de trois types fondamentaux: mesure de champs magnétique, de plasma, et de radiation corpusculaire d’energie. Vu que la région d’intérêt est définie par les caractéristiques de son champs magnétique, les mesures par magnétomètre sont examinées en premier lieu. En second, on passe en revue les mesures soviétiques et américaines de plasma. Finalement, par des mesures de flux énergétique de particules, une tentative est faite pour déduire l’étendue de la région limite à temps lorsquelle est traversée par des véhicules qui portent des détecteurs de radiation corpusculaire mais pas de magnétomètre.

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Гранична я област ь магнитног о пол я Земли. Подведен ы итоги наблюдения м гранично й област и магнитног о пол я Зем-ли. Эти наблюдени я можно подразделит ь на три основны х типа: измерени я магнитны х полей; измерени я плазм ы и из-мерения энергетическо й корпускулярно й радиации. Так какинтересующа я нас област ь определяетс я характеристикам и ее магнитног о поля, то в перву ю очеред ь рассмотрен ы из- мерения, выполненны е пр и помощ и магнитометров. Зате м сдела н обзо р советски х и американски х измерени й плазмы.Наконец, на основани и измерени й энергетически х части ц сделан а попытк а определит ь протяженност ь гранично й об-ласт и в момент ы времени, когда чере з нее проходил и кос-мически е ракеты, снабженны е детекторам и корпускулярног оизлучения, но н е имевши е магнитометров.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul J. ColemanJr.
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationWashington 25USA
  2. 2.Institute of Geophysics and Planetary PhysicsUniversity of CaliforniaLos Angeles 24USA

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