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Research Letters in Physics
Volume 2009, Article ID 748104, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2009/748104
Research Letter

Observation of Suprathermal Flux from SROSS-C2 Data at Low Latitude

1Department of Physics, Amity School of Engineering, Amity University Uttar Pradesh, Sector-125, Noida 201301, India
2Department of Applied Physics, Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 221005, India

Received 28 October 2008; Accepted 28 December 2008

Academic Editor: Eric G. Blackman

Copyright © 2009 Rama Shankar Pandey and Krishan Datta Misra. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The studies of suprathermal flux at equatorial latitude for low solar activity year of 1996 (from January to December) are reported. The retarding potential analyzer (RPA) data of Indian space research organization Stretched Rohini Satellite Series-C2 (SROSS-C2) are used. The suprathermal electron flux data are chosen in the height range of 4 7 5 ± 5 0  km. Seasional, latitudinal, and height variations of suprathermal flux having energy range above 30 eV along with comparisons in latitudinal variation of small energy superathermal flux of 5 eV are also reported. The data are selected during the period of local midnight to avoid contaminations from photoelectron flux and flux coming from coating of electrodes.