RBSP Science Working Group Meeting 2008-10-30

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RBSP Science Working Group Meeting at Boston University

Wednesday October 29, 2008

9.00 Welcome, logistics
9.10 Mission update including PDR review
9.30 Science Session 1 - Discussion Leaders Geoff Reeves and Ian Mann

What are the mechanisms and properties of global reconfiguration of the magnetic field and how does it affect the belts?
Are localized variations in the apparent response of the radiation belts to magnetic storms and issue of being in different places for different events or truly a global phenomenon?
12.30 Lunch
1.30 Science Session 2 - Discussion Leaders Harlan Spence and Craig Kletzing

How do waves increase the adiabatic invariants of radiation belt electrons?
Do quasi-linear processes suffice or must we look to strongly non-linear interactions?
What is the role of microbursts in radiation belt losses?
5.30 Adjourn

Thursday October 30, 2008

9.00 Coordination of science activities
10.30 Science Session 3 - Discussion Leader Sasha Ukhorskiy

What are the mechanisms of radial transport in various regions of the belts?
What are the properties of radial transport and how to quantify them observationally?
What is the evidence for the preservation and/or violation of the first two adiabatic invariants during the transport of radiation belt electrons?
12.30 Lunch
1.30 Continuation of Science Session 3
3.00 Adjourn

** If we have spare time on the agenda, there will be a 4th science session lead by John Wygant - Do we understand the global configuration of the storm-time electric field, how it is generated, and its impact on seed and radiation belt particles? - otherwise this topic will be tabled for the next meeting. **

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