Global MHD test particle simulations of solar energetic electron trapping in the Earth\textquoterights radiation belts

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Abstract
Test-particle trajectories are computed in fields from a global MHD magnetospheric model simulation of the 29 October 2003 Storm Commencement to investigate trapping and transport of solar energetic electrons (SEEs) in the magnetosphere during severe storms. SEEs are found to provide a source population for a newly formed belt of View the MathML source electrons in the Earth\textquoterights inner zone radiation belts, which was observed following the 29 October 2003 storm. Energy and pitch angle distributions of the new belt are compared with results previously obtained [Kress, B.T., Hudson, M.K., Looper, M.D., Albert, J., Lyon, J.G., Goodrich, C.C., 2007. Global MHD test particle simulations of >10 MeV radiation belt electrons during storm sudden commencement. Journal of Geophysical Research 112, A09215, doi:10.1029/2006JA012218], where outer belt electrons were used as a source for the new belt.
Year of Publication
2008
Journal
Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics
Volume
70
Number of Pages
1727-1737
Date Published
11/2008
ISSN Number
13646826
URL
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1364682608001338
DOI
10.1016/j.jastp.2008.05.018