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SAMPEX - Yohkoh: Solar Modification of Relativistic Electrons in the Earth's Radiation Belts

The Solar Anomalous and Magnetospheric Particle Explorer, SAMPEX, measures fluxes of energetic particles from the sun, the Earth's magnetosphere, and cosmic ray sources over a broad range of energies. The four instruments aboard SAMPEX are the Low-Energy Ion Analyzer (LEICA), The Heavy Ion Large Telescope (HILT), The Mass Spectrometer Telescope (MAST), and the Proton-Electron Telescope (PET). The Soft X-ray Telescope on the Yohkoh satellite takes daily full-disk soft X-ray images of the Sun. Comparing data sets from the two satellites allows correlation of electron fluxes in the Earth's radiation belts with solar output.

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Liam Krauss (Hughes STX): Lead Animator
Dan Baker (University of Colorado): Scientist
Shrikanth G. Kanekal (University of Maryland): Scientist
Berndt Klecker (Max Planck): Scientist
Richard Mewaldt (CalTech): Scientist
J. R. Cummings (California Institute of Technology): Scientist
L. W. Acton (Montana State University): Scientist
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Solar Anomalous and Magnetospherice Particle Explorer (SAMPEX)

Data Used:
Solar Anomalous and Magnetospheric Particle Explorer (SAMPEX)/PET
JAXA, NASA, and the UK - 1993/07/19-1994/08/06
Satellite solar observatory operated jointly by JAXA, NASA, and the UK
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