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Project submission # 27

Submitted on: 2013-08-15 18:49:24

Submitted by: Allison Jaynes

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A non-storm time enhancement of outer radiation belt electrons

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Schiller, Quintin; Li, Xinlin; Blum, Lauren; Jaynes, Allison; Malaspina, David; Tu, Weichao; Turner, Drew; Blake, J. Bern

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LASP, University of Colorado - Boulder

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On January 13th, 2013, a high-speed solar wind stream impacted Earth’s magnetosphere, resulting in low geomagnetic activity (Real-Time Dst minimum of -30 nT). However, the relativistic electron population was enhanced by over two orders of magnitude in the outer radiation belt. Fortunately, during the event, the outer belt was well sampled by a variety of missions, including the Van Allen Probes, THEMIS, GOES, and the Colorado Student Space Weather Experiment (CSSWE). The energetic electrons are measured in-situ using flux and phase space density observations from the Magnetic Electron Ion Spectrometer (MagEIS) onboard the Van Allen Probes, the Relativistic Electron and Proton Telescope integrated little experiment (REPTile) onboard CSSWE, and SST onboard THEMIS. These measured electron populations are the net result of the balance between concurrent loss and acceleration processes. Precipitation loss is quantified using REPTile measurements at low altitudes, while the energization mechanisms, namely i

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