The global efficiency of relativistic electron production in the Earth's magnetosphere

DN Baker*, SG Kanekal, JB Blake, TI Pulkkinen

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Abstract

Data from sensors on board the Polar, Solar, Anomalous, and Magnetospheric Particle Explorer (SAMPEX), and other Earth-orbiting spacecraft show that high-energy electron intensities vary in a global, coherent way throughout the outer trapping zone of the terrestrial magnetosphere. Long-term measurements of very energetic trapped electrons provide a comprehensive view of the large variability of intensities on timescales less than I day to times corresponding to the 11-year sun-spot cycle. The average density of relativistic electrons within the outer magnetospheric trapping region (2.5

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19169-19178
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Geophysical Research
Volume106
Issue numberA9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2001
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Keywords

  • SOLAR-WIND
  • ACCELERATION
  • ISTP
  • RADIATION
  • MERCURY
  • EVENTS
  • SSC

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