A Global Kinetic Model for Electron Radiation Belt Formation and Evolution

  • Zhenpeng¬†Su

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
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    Pages 87-99
  7. Zhenpeng Su
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About this book


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. 


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

Authors and affiliations

  • Zhenpeng¬†Su
    • 1
  1. 1.Geophysics and Planetary SciencesUSTCHefeiChina

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