Radiation Belt Storm Probes Ion Composition Experiment (RBSPICE)

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Abstract
The Radiation Belt Storm Probes Ion Composition Experiment (RBSPICE) on the two Van Allen Probes spacecraft is the magnetosphere ring current instrument that will provide data for answering the three over-arching questions for the Van Allen Probes Program: RBSPICE will determine \textquotedbllefthow space weather creates the storm-time ring current around Earth, how that ring current supplies and supports the creation of the radiation belt populations,\textquotedblright and how the ring current is involved in radiation belt losses. RBSPICE is a time-of-flight versus total energy instrument that measures ions over the energy range from \~20 keV to \~1 MeV. RBSPICE will also measure electrons over the energy range \~25 keV to \~1 MeV in order to provide instrument background information in the radiation belts. A description of the instrument and its data products are provided in this chapter.
Year of Publication
2013
Journal
Space Science Reviews
Volume
179
Number of Pages
263-308
Date Published
11/2013
ISSN Number
0038-6308
URL
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007\%2Fs11214-013-9965-x
DOI
10.1007/s11214-013-9965-x