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Relativistic electron precipitation events driven by electromagnetic ion-cyclotron waves

AuthorKhazanov, G.; Sibeck, D.; Tel\textquoterightnikhin, A.; Kronberg, T.;
KeywordsDiffusion; Electron scattering; Nonlinear waves; wave-particle interactions; Whistler waves
AbstractWe adopt a canonical approach to describe the stochastic motion of relativistic belt electrons and their scattering into the loss cone by nonlinear EMIC waves. The estimated rate of scattering is sufficient to account for the rate and intensity of bursty electron precipitation. This interaction is shown to result in particle scattering into the loss cone, forming \~10 s microbursts of precipitating electrons. These dynamics can account for the statistical correlations between processes of energization, pitch angle scattering, and relativistic electron precipitation events, that are manifested on large temporal scales of the order of the diffusion time \~tens of minutes.
Year of Publication2014
JournalPhysics of Plasmas
Number of Pages082901
Date Published08/2014