Energetic Particles in the Heliosphere
Particles in interplanetary space come from sources as diverse as the Sun, the planets, and the vastness of space. The properties of the different particle populations provide information about the acceleration mechanism(s) and the propagation between source and observer. Thus energetic particles can also be used as probes for the properties of the interplanetary medium. To describe acceleration and propagation, we use concepts such as reconnection, acceleration at shock waves, and wave—particle interactions.
KeywordsSolar Wind Shock Front Pitch Angle Energetic Particle Solar Energetic Particle
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