Accession Number : AD1034440

Title :   Formation and Decay of the Inner Electron Radiation Belt

Descriptive Note : Technical Report,30 Jun 2014,30 Dec 2016

Corporate Author : University of Colorado at Boulder Boulder United States

Personal Author(s) : Li,Xinlin

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Report Date : 09 Jan 2017

Pagination or Media Count : 46

Abstract : The distribution of radiation belt electrons and protons have been studied using data from the Van Allen Probes satellites and from TheColorado Student Space Weather Experiment. They have shown there is no steady population of trapped electrons above 1.6 MeV anddescribed in detail the distribution of trapped protons. The results will aid in improving radiation environment specifications models forsatellite design.

Descriptors :   radiation , electrons , PROTONS , charged particles , earth orbits , magnetic fields

Subject Categories : Astrophysics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE