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Separation of the steady-state cosmic ray equation of transport: A generalization

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The one-dimensional, steady-state equation of transport for cosmic rays including convection, diffusion and adiabatic deceleration is separated for a spatial diffusion coefficient with an arbitrary momentum dependence and for an arbitrary spatial dependence of the convection velocityV, and applies for planar, cylindrical and spherical geometries. As an application, the previously obtained spherically symmetric steady-state Green's functions, describing the propagation of cosmic rays in interplanetary space, are generalized to the case where the convection velocity is a function of position.

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Webb, G.M. Separation of the steady-state cosmic ray equation of transport: A generalization. Astrophys Space Sci 81, 215–220 (1982). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00676146

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Keywords

  • Convection
  • Diffusion Coefficient
  • Spatial Dependence
  • Convection Velocity
  • Spherical Geometry