Formation and Decay of the Inner Electron Radiation Belt
Technical Report,30 Jun 2014,30 Dec 2016
University of Colorado at Boulder Boulder United States
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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.