Quantifying the role of large-amplitude whistler turbulence in the Earth's radiation belts

  • Osmane, Adnane (Principal investigator)

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Description

The radiation belts are doughnut-shaped regions high above the Earth's atmosphere and composed of relativistic electrons with speeds close to the speed of light. The project will aim to quantify the acceleration of relativistic electrons by focusing on their interaction with the most energetic waves populating the Earth's radiation belts. The energisation mechanisms are akin to a surfer on an ocean wave gaining momentum while being carried towards the shore and has important interdisciplinary implications for several scientific and technological fields, ranging from space weather prediction, laser-plasma accelerators, upper atmosphere chemistry and cosmic rays astrophysics.
Short titleAdnane Osmane
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date01/09/201631/08/2019

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