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Record 18 of 52389
Motion of charged particles in planetary magnetospheres with nonelectromagnetic forces
Author and Affiliation:
Huang, T. S.(Rice Univ., Houston, TX, United States)
Hill, T. W.(Rice Univ., Houston, TX, United States)
Wolf, R. A.(Rice University, Houston, TX, United States)
Abstract: Expressions are derived for the mirror point, the bounce period, the second adiabatic invariant, and the bounce-averaged azimuthal drift velocity as functions of equatorial pitch angle for a charged particle in a dipole magnetic field in the presence of centrifugal, gravitational, and Coriolis forces. These expressions are evaluated numerically, and the results are displayed graphically. The average azimuthal drift speed for a flux tube containing a thermal equilibrium plasma distribution is also evaluated.
Publication Date: Jun 01, 1988
Document ID:
19880052781
(Acquired Nov 28, 1995)
Accession Number: 88A40008
Subject Category: LUNAR AND PLANETARY EXPLORATION
Document Type: Journal Article
Publication Information: Journal of Geophysical Research (ISSN 0148-0227); 93; 5513-552
Publisher Information: United States
Contract/Grant/Task Num: NSF ATM-85-13710; NSF ATM-86-06843; NSF ATM-85-10510; NAGW-482
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: Rice Univ.; Houston, TX, United States
Description: 11p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: CHARGED PARTICLES; MAGNETIC EFFECTS; MAGNETOSPHERE-IONOSPHERE COUPLING; PARTICLE MOTION; PLANETARY MAGNETIC FIELDS; PLANETARY MAGNETOSPHERES; CORIOLIS EFFECT; GRAVITATIONAL EFFECTS; PARTICLE FLUX DENSITY; PLASMA DRIFT
Imprint And Other Notes: Journal of Geophysical Research (ISSN 0148-0227), vol. 93, June 1, 1988, p. 5513-5523.
Availability Source: Other Sources
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