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Mapping Jupiter's outer radiation belt

Selesnick, R. S. and Cohen, C. M. S. and Stone, E. C. (2001) Mapping Jupiter's outer radiation belt. Journal of Geophysical Research A, 106 (A12). pp. 29859-29869. ISSN 0148-0227. doi:10.1029/2001JA000061.

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Flux maps of energetic ions in Jupiter's outer radiation belt, calculated with the aid of a model of the current sheet magnetic field, are consistent with a spatial distribution that is uniform along field lines and monotonically decreasing with radial distance. This result is supported by numerical ion trajectory calculations that predict uniform filling of drift shells at high L values. Adiabatic compression by radial transport then provides predictions of radial energy dependence and flux gradients. At lower L values, conservation of the second adiabatic invariant predicts some anisotropy with higher equatorial fluxes.

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Additional Information:© 2001 by the American Geophysical Union. Manuscript Accepted: 7 Jun 2001; Manuscript Received: 26 Feb 2001 This work was supported by NASA grant NAG5-8634 under the Jovian System Data Analysis Program. Janet G. Luhmann thanks Christopher P. Paranicas and Thomas P. Armstrong for their assistance in evaluating this paper.
Group:Space Radiation Laboratory
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Subject Keywords:Energetic particles: trapped; Magnetospheric configuration and dynamics; Numerical modeling; Planetary magnetospheres
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Official Citation:Selesnick, R. S., C. M. S. Cohen, and E. C. Stone (2001), Mapping Jupiter's outer radiation belt, J. Geophys. Res., 106(A12), 29859–29869, doi:10.1029/2001JA000061
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