Boom and bust for radiation belt high-energy electron populations

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Abstract
Launched on 30 August 2012, the twin Van Allen probes constitute the first dedicated mission in decades to study the Earth\textquoterights radiation belts. The sensor-laden spacecraft follow a nearly equatorial orbit, which gives them a complete view of the full range of radiation belt processes. In a new study, Baker et al. lay out some of the surprising results unveiled by the crafts\textquoteright first year in orbit.
Year of Publication
2014
Journal
Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume
95
Number of Pages
260-260
Date Published
07/2014
URL
http://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/2014EO280021
DOI
10.1002/eost.v95.2810.1002/2014EO280021