On the distribution function of particles precipitating in the magnetosphere

V. N. Tsytovich, R. Bingham, P. K. Shukla

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)24-27
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica Scripta
VolumeT82
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1999

Keywords

  • auroral phenomena
  • magnetosphere
  • energetic particle precipitation

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