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A Global Kinetic Model for Electron Radiation Belt Formation and Evolution

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Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Zhenpeng Su
    Pages 1-11
  3. Zhenpeng Su
    Pages 13-40
  4. Zhenpeng Su
    Pages 41-61
  5. Zhenpeng Su
    Pages 63-85
  6. Zhenpeng Su
    Pages 87-99
  7. Zhenpeng Su
    Pages 101-106

About this book

Introduction

This thesis focuses on the construction and application of an electron radiation belt kinetic model including various adiabatic and non-adiabatic processes. The terrestrial radiation belt was discovered over 50 years ago and has received a resurgence of interest in recent years. The main drivers of radiation belt research are the fundamental science questions surrounding its complex and dramatic dynamics and particularly its potential hazards posed to space-borne systems. The establishment of physics-based radiation belt models will be able to identify the contributions of various mechanisms, forecast the future radiation belt evolution, and then mitigate its adverse space weather effects. 
 
Dr. Su is now a Professor works in Department of Geophysics and Planetary Sciences, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China. 

Keywords

Adiabatic Transport Gyro-resonant Interaction Kinetic Model Magnetospheric Convection Radial Diffusion Radiation Belt Dynamics Wave-particle Interaction

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Geophysics and Planetary SciencesUSTCHefeiChina

About the authors

Dr. Su is now an Associate Professor works in Department of Geophysics and Planetary Sciences, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China.

Honors:
Excellent Doctoral Dissertation Award of Chinese Academy of Sciences
Special Prize of the President Scholarship of Chinese Academy of Sciences

Publication list:
1. Su, Z. P., Zhu, H., Xiao, F. L., Zheng, H. N., Wang, Y. M., He, Z. G., Shen, C., Shen, C. L., Wang, C. B., Liu, R., Zhang, M., Wang, S., Kletzing, C. A., Kurth, W. S., Hospodarsky, G. B., Spence, H. E., Reeves, G. D. Funsten, H. O., Blake, J. B., and Baker, D. N., Intense duskside lower-band chorus waves observed by Van Allen Probes: Generation and potential acceleration effect on radiation belt electrons, J. Geophys. Res., 119, 4266–4273, 2014.
2. Su, Z. P., Zhu, H., Xiao, F. L., Zheng, H. N., Zhang, M., Liu, Y., Shen, C., Wang, Y. M., and Wang, S., Latitudinal dependence of nonlinear interaction between electromagnetic ion cyclotron wave and terrestrial ring current ions, Phys. Plasmas, 21, 052310, 2014.
3. Su, Z. P., Xiao, F. L., Zheng, H. N., He, Z. G., Zhu, H., Zhang, M., Shen, C., Wang, Y. M., Wang, S., Kletzing, C. A., Kurth, W. S., Hospodarsky, G. B., Spence, H. E., Reeves, G. D., Funsten, H. O., Blake, J. B., and Baker, D. N., Nonstorm-time dynamics of electron radiation belts observed by the Van Allen Probes, Geophys. Res. Lett., 41, 229–235, 2014.
4. Su, Z. P., Zhu, H., Xiao, F. L., Zheng, H. N., Shen, C., Wang, Y. M., and Wang, S., Latitudinal dependence of nonlinear interaction between electromagnetic ion cyclotron wave and radiation belt relativistic electrons, J. Geophys. Res., 118, 3188–3202, 2013.
5. Su, Z. P., Zhu, H., Xiao, F. L., Zheng, H. N., Shen, C., Wang, Y. M., and Wang, S., Bounce-averaged advection and diffusion coefficients for monochromatic electromagnetic ion cyclotron wave: Comparison between test-particle and quasi-linear models, J. Geophys. Res., 117, A09222, 2012.
6. Su, Z. P., Zong, Q.-G., Yue, C., Wang, Y. F., Zhang, H., and Zheng, H. N., Proton auroral intensification induced by interplanetary shock on 7 November 2004, J. Geophys. Res., 116, A08223, 2011.
7. Su, Z. P., Xiao, F. L., Zheng, H. N., and Wang, S., Radiation belt electron dynamics driven by adiabatic transport, radial diffusion, and wave-particle interactions, J. Geophys. Res., 116, A04205, 2011.

8. Su, Z. P., Xiao, F. L., Zheng, H. N., and Wang, S., CRRES observation and STEERB simulation of the 9 October 1990 electron radiation belt dropout event, Geophys. Res. Lett., 38, L06106, 2011.
9. Su, Z. P., Zheng, H. N., Chen, L. X., and Wang, S., Numerical simulations of storm-time outer radiation belt dynamics by wave-particle interactions including cross diffusion, J. Atoms. Sol.-Terres. Phys., 73, 95-105, 2011.
10. Su, Z. P., Xiao, F. L., Zheng, H. N., and Wang, S., Combined radial diffusion and adiabatic transport of radiation belt electrons with arbitrary pitch-angles, J. Geophys. Res., 115, A10249, 2010.
11. Su, Z. P., Xiao, F. L., Zheng, H. N., and Wang, S., STEERB: A three-dimensional code for storm-time evolution of electron radiation belt, J. Geophys. Res., 115, A09208, 2010.
12. Su, Z. P., Zheng, H. N., and Wang, S., Three dimensional simulation of energetic outer zone electron dynamics due to wave-particle interaction and azimuthal advection, J. Geophys. Res., 115, A06203, 2010.
13. Su, Z. P., Zheng, H. N., and Wang, S., A parametric study on the diffuse auroral precipitation by resonant interaction with whistler-mode chorus, J. Geophys. Res., 115, A05219, 2010.
14. Su, Z. P., Zheng, H. N., and Wang, S., Evolution of electron pitch angle distribution due to interactions with whistler-mode chorus following substorm injections, J. Geophys. Res., 114, A08202, 2009.
15. Su, Z. P., Zheng, H. N., and Wang, S., Dynamic evolution of energetic outer zone electrons due to whistler-mode chorus based on a realistic density model, J. Geophys. Res., 114, A07201, 2009.

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