Bidirectional distribution of energetic protons in the 18 February 1979 interplanetary shock event

A. Balogh, G. Erdös

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Abstract

Pitch angle distributions of 35-1000 keV protons in the 18 January 1979 interplanetary shock event are presented and discussed in this paper. The observed, apparently unusual distributions can be well explained by assuming a magnetic bottle configuration of the interplanetary magnetic field immediately prior to the shock passage. The implication of such a magnetic configuration on the acceleration of charged particles by shock waves is also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1389-1395
Number of pages7
JournalPlanetary and Space Science
Volume31
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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