Pollution pp 26-37 | Cite as

Man-Made Alterations of the Near Earth Space Environment

  • Wilmot N. Hess
Part of the Environmental Science Research book series (ESRH, volume 2)


This paper will deal with questions of “pollution” in space — not in the atmosphere but at altitudes of hundreds or thousands of miles. There is a question about what pollution in space means. What is the pollution? It is particles — not fly ash or SO2 molecules — but rather high energy electrons and protons in the Van Allen radiation belt.


Energetic Particle Magnetic Field Line Energetic Electron Radiation Belt High Energy Electron 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • Wilmot N. Hess
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  1. 1.NOAA Environmental Research LaboratoriesBoulderUSA

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