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dc.contributor.authorShumko, Mykhaylo
dc.contributor.authorTurner, Drew L.
dc.contributor.authorO'Brien, T. P.
dc.contributor.authorClaudepierre, Seth G.
dc.contributor.authorSample, John
dc.contributor.authorHartley, D. P.
dc.contributor.authorFennel, Joseph
dc.contributor.authorBlake, J. Bernard
dc.contributor.authorGkioulidou, Matina
dc.contributor.authorMitchell, Donald G.
dc.identifier.citationShumko, Mykhaylo, Drew L. Turner, T. P. O'Brien, Seth G. Claudepierre, John Sample, D. P. Hartley, Joseph Fennel, J. Bernard Blake, Matina Gkioulidou, and Donald G. Mitchell. "Evidence of Microbursts Observed Near the Equatorial Plane in the Outer Van Allen Radiation Belt." Geophysical Research Letters 45, no. 16 (August 2018): 8044-8053. DOI:10.1029/2018GL078451.en_US
dc.description.abstractWe present the first evidence of electron microbursts observed near the equatorial plane in Earth’s outer radiation belt. We observed the microbursts on 31 March 2017 with the Magnetic Electron Ion Spectrometer and Radiation Belt Storm Probes Ion Composition Experiment on the Van Allen Probes. Microburst electrons with kinetic energies of 29–92 keV were scattered over a substantial range of pitch angles, and over time intervals of 150–500 ms. Furthermore, the microbursts arrived without dispersion in energy, indicating that they were recently scattered near the spacecraft. We have applied the relativistic theory of wave-particle resonant diffusion to the calculated phase space density, revealing that the observed transport of microburst electrons is not consistent with the hypothesized quasi-linear approximation.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipMontana State University; JHU/APL contract no. 921647; NASA Prime contract No. NAS5-01072;en_US
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dc.titleEvidence of Microbursts Observed Near the Equatorial Plane in the Outer Van Allen Radiation Belten_US
mus.citation.journaltitleGeophysical Research Lettersen_US
mus.identifier.categoryPhysics & Mathematicsen_US
mus.relation.collegeCollege of Letters & Scienceen_US
mus.relation.universityMontana State University - Bozemanen_US

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