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Title: An ab initio model for the modulation of galactic cosmic-ray electrons

The modulation of galactic cosmic-ray electrons is studied using an ab initio three-dimensional steady state cosmic-ray modulation code in which the effects of turbulence on both the diffusion and drift of these cosmic-rays are treated as self-consistently as possible. A significant refinement is that a recent two-component turbulence transport model is used. This model yields results in reasonable agreement with observations of turbulence quantities throughout the heliosphere. The sensitivity of computed galactic electron intensities to choices of various turbulence parameters pertaining to the dissipation range of the slab turbulence spectrum, and to the choice of model of dynamical turbulence, is demonstrated using diffusion coefficients derived from the quasi-linear and extended nonlinear guiding center theories. Computed electron intensities and latitude gradients are also compared with spacecraft observations.
Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Center for Space Research, North-West University, Potchefstroom 2520 (South Africa)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22348435
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Astrophysical Journal; Journal Volume: 779; Journal Issue: 2; Other Information: Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTROPHYSICS, COSMOLOGY AND ASTRONOMY; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; COSMIC ELECTRONS; COSMIC RADIATION; DIFFUSION; ELECTRONS; GALAXIES; HELIOSPHERE; MODULATION; NONLINEAR PROBLEMS; SENSITIVITY; SPECTRA; STEADY-STATE CONDITIONS; THREE-DIMENSIONAL CALCULATIONS; TURBULENCE