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dc.contributor.advisor Freeman, John W., Jr.
dc.creatorLambour, Richard Lee
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-04T00:44:12Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-04T00:44:12Z
dc.date.issued 1992
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/13677
dc.description.abstract A semi-quantitative comparison has been made of the observed and calculated precipitating electron energy fluxes for the April 1988 magnetic storm. Electron energy fluxes were calculated by the Rice Magnetospheric Specification Model (MSM), a comprehensive model of the inner magnetospheric environment, and by the Hardy et al. model, a statistical model of electron precipitation in the auroral zone. The MSM correlates better with the observed fluxes than does the Hardy et al. model in terms of auroral boundaries, latitudinal profile and extent, and the actual magnitude of the energy flux. The sources of error in the MSM are probably: (1) Artificial flux dropouts created near the ionospheric projection of the model outer boundary, (2) an overestimate of the convection electric field, and (3) errors in locating the polar cap boundary.
dc.format.extent 117 p.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectPlasma physics
Particle physics
Elementary particles
High energy physics
dc.title A comparison of the magnetospheric specification model, the Hardy et al. model, and satellite observations for precipitating auroral electron energy fluxes
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Physics
thesis.degree.discipline Natural Sciences
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Science
dc.identifier.citation Lambour, Richard Lee. "A comparison of the magnetospheric specification model, the Hardy et al. model, and satellite observations for precipitating auroral electron energy fluxes." (1992) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/13677.


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