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Title: Quantitative Assessment of Radiation Belt Modeling

Abstract

The “Quantitative Assessment of Radiation Belt Modeling” focus group was in place at Geospace Environment Modeling from 2014 to 2018. The aim of this focus group were to bring together the current state-of-the-art models for the acceleration, transport, and loss processes in Earth's radiation belts; develop event-specific and global inputs of wave, plasma, and magnetic field to drive these models; and combine all these components to achieve a quantitative assessment of radiation belt modeling by validating against contemporary radiation belt measurements. Here, we briefly report on the current understanding of radiation belt dynamics and related modeling efforts, summarizes the activities and accomplishments of the focus group, and discusses future directions.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [2]; ORCiD logo [3]; ORCiD logo [4]
  1. West Virginia Univ., Morgantown, WV (United States)
  2. Boston Univ., MA (United States)
  3. Air Force Research Lab. (AFRL), Kirtland, NM (United States)
  4. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), NASA; National Science Foundation (NSF); USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1544736
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1497219
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-19-21523
Journal ID: ISSN 2169-9380
Grant/Contract Number:  
89233218CNA000001; 20150127ER
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Geophysical Research. Space Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 124; Journal Issue: 2; Journal ID: ISSN 2169-9380
Publisher:
American Geophysical Union
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS; Radiation Belt Modeling; Quantitative Assessment; Radiation Belt Dropout; Radiation Belt Enhancement

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Tu, Weichao, Li, Wen, Albert, J. M., and Morley, S. K. Quantitative Assessment of Radiation Belt Modeling. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1029/2018JA026414.
Tu, Weichao, Li, Wen, Albert, J. M., & Morley, S. K. Quantitative Assessment of Radiation Belt Modeling. United States. doi:10.1029/2018JA026414.
Tu, Weichao, Li, Wen, Albert, J. M., and Morley, S. K. Fri . "Quantitative Assessment of Radiation Belt Modeling". United States. doi:10.1029/2018JA026414. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1544736.
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title = {Quantitative Assessment of Radiation Belt Modeling},
author = {Tu, Weichao and Li, Wen and Albert, J. M. and Morley, S. K.},
abstractNote = {The “Quantitative Assessment of Radiation Belt Modeling” focus group was in place at Geospace Environment Modeling from 2014 to 2018. The aim of this focus group were to bring together the current state-of-the-art models for the acceleration, transport, and loss processes in Earth's radiation belts; develop event-specific and global inputs of wave, plasma, and magnetic field to drive these models; and combine all these components to achieve a quantitative assessment of radiation belt modeling by validating against contemporary radiation belt measurements. Here, we briefly report on the current understanding of radiation belt dynamics and related modeling efforts, summarizes the activities and accomplishments of the focus group, and discusses future directions.},
doi = {10.1029/2018JA026414},
journal = {Journal of Geophysical Research. Space Physics},
number = 2,
volume = 124,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {2}
}

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