Dynamics of the Earth's Radiation Belts and Inner Magnetosphere

TitleDynamics of the Earth's Radiation Belts and Inner Magnetosphere
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsSchultz, C
JournalEos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume94
Issue52
Pagination509 - 509
Date Published12/2013
Keywordsaurora; Magnetosphere; Radiation belts; Van Allen Probes
AbstractTrapped by Earth's magnetic field far above the planet's surface, the energetic particles that fill the radiation belts are a sign of the Sun's influence and a threat to our technological future. In the AGU monograph Dynamics of the Earth's Radiation Belts and Inner Magnetosphere, editors Danny Summers, Ian R. Mann, Daniel N. Baker, and Michael Schulz explore the inner workings of the magnetosphere. The book reviews current knowledge of the magnetosphere and recent research results and sets the stage for the work currently being done by NASA's Van Allen Probes (formerly known as the Radiation Belt Storm Probes). In this interview, Eos talks to Summers about magnetospheric research, whistler mode waves, solar storms, and the effects of the radiation belts on Earth.
URLhttp://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/eost.v94.52http://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/2013EO520007
DOI10.1002/eost.v94.5210.1002/2013EO520007
Short TitleEos Trans. AGU


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