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On the transport of ions released in the magnetotail by the AMPTE-IRM satellite
External Online Source: doi:10.1016/0273-1177(88)90335-3
Author and Affiliation:
Cladis, J. B.(Lockheed Missiles and Space Co., Palo Alto, CA, United States)
Francis, W. E.(Lockheed Research Laboratories, Palo Alto, CA, United States)
Abstract: The Ba and Li ions releasd into the magnetotail in spring 1985 by the AMPTE-IRM satellite were not observed subsequently in the inner magnetosphere with the AMPTE-CCE satellite. These results were studied by using a Monte Carlo code to compute the transport of the ions. For each release several hundred ion guiding-center trajectories were computed under simulated magnetospheric conditions, using the Tsyganenko-Usmanov (1982) magnetic-field model and the Millstone Hill convection-electric-field model (Oliver et al., 1983). The corotation and convection electric fields were mapped to altitudes above the ionosphere, assuming the magnetic-field lines to be equipotentials. The initial conditions of the ions, at the times at which the ions were picked up by the electric field, were estimated by taking into consideration the release conditions and the early-time collective effects. The results indicate that the Ba(+) ions were not observed because the CCE satellite was not along the drift paths of the ions, and the Li(+) ions were not observed because their fluxes at the satellite were too low.
Publication Date: Jan 01, 1988
Document ID:
(Acquired Nov 28, 1995)
Accession Number: 88A46777
Subject Category: GEOPHYSICS
Document Type: Journal Article
Publication Information: Advances in Space Research (ISSN 0273-1177); 8; 1, 19; 5-9
Publisher Information: United Kingdom
Contract/Grant/Task Num: NAS5-28796
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: Lockheed Missiles and Space Co.; Palo Alto, CA, United States
Description: 5p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
Imprint And Other Notes: (COSPAR, URSI, and IAGA, Plenary Meeting, 26th, Symposium on Active Experiments, 1st, Toulouse, France, June 30-July 11, 1986) Advances in Space Research (ISSN 0273-1177), vol. 8, no. 1, 1988, p. 5-9. Research supported by the Lockheed Independent Research Program.
Miscellaneous Notes: Research supported by the Lockheed Independent Research Progr
Availability Source: Other Sources
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