A Global Kinetic Model for Electron Radiation Belt Formation by Zhenpeng Su

By Zhenpeng Su

This thesis makes a speciality of the development and alertness of an electron radiation belt kinetic version together with numerous adiabatic and non-adiabatic procedures. The terrestrial radiation belt used to be stumbled on over 50 years in the past and has obtained a resurgence of curiosity lately. the most drivers of radiation belt study are the elemental technological know-how questions surrounding its complicated and dramatic dynamics and especially its strength risks posed to space-borne platforms. The institution of physics-based radiation belt versions could be capable of establish the contributions of assorted mechanisms, forecast the longer term radiation belt evolution after which mitigate its opposed house climate effects.

Dr. Su is now an Professor works in division of Geophysics and Planetary Sciences, collage of technology and expertise of China, Hefei, China.

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5 are taken into account for hiss waves. , Li et al. 2007; Shprits et al. 2009b; Xiao et al. 2009; Su et al. 2010a, 2011a, b, c). The distributions and profiles of obtained hiss-driven diffusion rates are shown in Figs. 6. The maximum diffusion rates occur at the large equatorial pitchangles and small energies. As the energy increases, the diffusion rates decrease gradually. The maximum values of pitch-angle and cross diffusion rates are 3000 and 50 times larger than the momentum diffusion rates, respectively.

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0 MeV are cut to 1/5, 1/2, and 2/3, respectively. 3 Idealized Simulations 27 (a) (b) (c) (d) Fig. 5 Distribution of hiss-driven diffusion rates in the (αe , E k ) space Ignoring of cross diffusion can lead to the overestimate of electron fluxes by <2 times, indicating that cross diffusion plays an insignificant role in hiss-electron cyclotron resonance. 3 EMIC The electron density is fixed along the magnetic field line, and the equatorial ω pe /| e | is specified as 15 (Li et al. 2007). It should be mentioned that, the statistical characteristics of EMIC waves are not clear (Shprits et al.

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