Dynamics of the Earth\textquoterights Radiation Belts and Inner Magnetosphere

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Abstract
Trapped by Earth\textquoterights magnetic field far above the planet\textquoterights surface, the energetic particles that fill the radiation belts are a sign of the Sun\textquoterights influence and a threat to our technological future. In the AGU monograph Dynamics of the Earth\textquoterights 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\textquoterights 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.
Year of Publication
2013
Journal
Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume
94
Number of Pages
509-509
Date Published
12/2013
URL
http://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/eost.v94.52http://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/2013EO520007
DOI
10.1002/eost.v94.5210.1002/2013EO520007