Spatial shift of the South Atlantic Anomaly
Article first published online: 20 SEP 2012
Copyright 1977 by the American Geophysical Union.
Journal of Geophysical Research
Volume 82, Issue 32, pages 5281–5282, 1 November 1977
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1977), Spatial shift of the South Atlantic Anomaly, J. Geophys. Res., 82(32), 5281–5282, doi:10.1029/JA082i032p05281., , and (
- Issue published online: 20 SEP 2012
- Article first published online: 20 SEP 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 22 JUL 1977
- Manuscript Received: 14 APR 1977
From analysis of the background measured by the EUV spectrometer aboard the German-U.S. satellites Aeros A and B the spatial distribution of unidentified particle fluxes received east of the South American coast could be established. From January 1973 through August 1974, in the height range 700–800 km the center of the configuration (near 30°S, 40°W) drifted by about 3° in latitude. During the same time the orientation of the oval (contours of equal particle flux) rotated anticlockwise by about 30°.