Data recorded by Defense Meteorological Satellite Program, Tiros and P-78-1 satellites for the CDAW 6 event on March 22, 1979, have been compared with a statistical model of precipitating electron fluxes. Comparisons have been made on both an orbit-by-orbit basis and on a global basis by sorting and binning the data by AE index, invariant latitude, and magnetic local time in a manner similar to which the model was generated. It is concluded that the model flux agrees with the data to within a factor of two, although small features and the exact locations of features are not consistently reproduced. In addition, the latitude of highest electron precipitation usually occurs about 3 deg more poleward in the model than in the data. This discrepancy is attributed to ring current inflation of the storm time magnetosphere.
Journal of Geophysical Research (ISSN 0148-0227); 90; 2727-273