A Theory on the Latitude and Local Time Distribution of Precipitating Electrons During a Sudden Commencement

  • Giovanni E. Perona
Conference paper
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 32)


The magnetic field compression during an SC excites VLF waves. In turn the wave turbulence drives the pitch angle diffusion of energetic electrons trapped in the magnetosphere, causing them to be precipitated into the lower ionosphere.


Field Line Energetic Electron Geomagnetic Latitude Lower Ionosphere Sudden Commencement 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giovanni E. Perona
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  1. 1.Istituto di Elettronica e TelecomunicazioniPolitecnico di TorinoTorinoItaly

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