The importance of atmospheric precipitation in storm-time relativistic electron flux drop outs
Article first published online: 10 JAN 2006
Copyright 2005 by the American Geophysical Union.
Geophysical Research Letters
Volume 33, Issue 1, January 2006
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2006), The importance of atmospheric precipitation in storm-time relativistic electron flux drop outs, Geophys. Res. Lett., 33, L01102, doi:10.1029/2005GL024661., , and (
- Issue published online: 10 JAN 2006
- Article first published online: 10 JAN 2006
- Manuscript Accepted: 9 NOV 2005
- Manuscript Revised: 18 OCT 2005
- Manuscript Received: 15 SEP 2005
 During the sudden decrease of geosynchronous electron flux (>2 MeV) of 17:10–17:20 UT, January 21, 2005 large-scale precipitation into the atmosphere was observed. Estimates from ground-based radio propagation experiments at L∼5 in the Northern and Southern hemispheres suggest that the atmospheric precipitation was less than 1/10 of the flux apparently lost during this 10 minute period. However, continuing precipitation losses from 4 < L < 6, observed for the next 2.7 hours, provides about 1/2 of the total relativistic electron content lost.