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Determination of the Equatorial Electron Differential Flux From Observations at Low Earth Orbit

Variations in the high-energy relativistic electron flux of the radiation belts depend on transport, acceleration, and loss processes, and importantly on the lower-energy seed population. However, data on the seed population is limited to a few satellite missions. Here we present a new method that utilizes data from the Medium Energy Proton/Electron Detector on board the low-altitude Polar Operational Environmental Satellites to retrieve the seed population at a pitch angle of 90\textdegree. The integral flux values measured ...

Allison, Hayley; Horne, Richard; Glauert, Sarah; Del Zanna, Giulio;

YEAR: 2018     DOI: 10.1029/2018JA025786

electrons; integral flux; Radiation belts; seed population; Van Allen Probes