An investigation of electron acceleration in the auroral precipitation region of the magnetosphere is made. In particular a determination of the mechanisms that could produce the observed power law distribution in energy and the positive slope in the distribution function are described.
- auroral phenomena
- energetic particle precipitation
Tsytovich, V. N., Bingham, R., & Shukla, P. K. (1999). On the distribution function of particles precipitating in the magnetosphere. Physica Scripta, T82, 24-27. https://doi.org/10.1238/Physica.Topical.082a00024