Dependence of ESP intensity on collisionless shock wave characteristics

K. Kecskeméty, S. Pintér

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Flux variations of 1 - 5 MeV protons are studied in energetic storm particle events with respect to the preshock solar wind plasma parameters and to the thickness of the collisionless interplanetary shock wave. It is found that the peak intensity in ESP events depends on pre-shock plasma density and on the thickness of the transition region. These relations predict, in agreement with recent observations, the increase of ESP events at larger heliocentric distances.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-104
Number of pages4
JournalAdvances in Space Research
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1981


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Geophysics
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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