TITLE

New views of solar energetic particles from the Advanced Composition Explorer

AUTHOR(S)
Mewaldt, R. A.
PUB. DATE
June 2000
SOURCE
AIP Conference Proceedings;2000, Vol. 516 Issue 1, p265
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Since its launch in August 1997, the Advanced Composition Explorer has been measuring the elemental, isotopic, and ionic charge-state composition of solar energetic particles with three new, high-resolution instruments (SEPICA, SIS, and ULEIS). These studies span the energy range from ∼20 keV/nucleon to >100 MeV/nucleon, and include elements from He to Ni (2≤Z≤28). This paper reviews early highlights of these investigations and discusses the implications for theories of the origin, acceleration, and transport of solar energetic particles. © 2000 American Institute of Physics.
ACCESSION #
6028763

 

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