Space Climate 7:

Space Climate Symposium on July 8-11 , 2019

Space Climate 7 Meeting Abstract

Towards a better understanding of long term drivers of radiation belt electron acceleration and loss

Craig Rodger (University of Otago)

C. J. Rodger [1] K. Cresswell-Moorcock [1] M. A. Clilverd [2] M. van de Kamp [3] A. Seppälä [3,1] P. T. Verronen [3]

[1] Department of Physics, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand [2] British Antarctic Survey (NERC), Cambridge, United Kingdom [3] Finnish Meteorological Institute, Helsinki, Finland

An often used quote is that the radiation belts are in a delicate balance between acceleration and loss processes. In recent years our understanding of the physical processes which drive radiation belt energisation and loss have markedly improved. At the same time, more use has been made of long term datasets, with better appreciation of the strengths and weakness of those experimental observations. This has allowed large scale statistical processing to explore typical behaviours (in a statistical sense). In this presentation I intend to focus on some of the big picture processes and activity proxies which can be used to understand the long term evolution of the electron flux in the outer radiation belts.

Mode of presentation: oral (Need to be confirmed by the SOC)

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