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Title: Analysis and visualization of global magnetospheric processes

This is the final report of a three-year, Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) project at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). The purpose of this project is to develop new computational and visualization tools to analyze particle dynamics in the Earth`s magnetosphere. These tools allow the construction of a global picture of particle fluxes, which requires only a small number of in situ spacecraft measurements as input parameters. The methods developed in this project have led to a better understanding of particle dynamics in the Earth`s magnetotail in the presence of turbulent wave fields. They have also been used to demonstrate how large electromagnetic pulses in the solar wind can interact with the magnetosphere to increase the population of energetic particles and even form new radiation belts.
Authors:
 [1] ; ;  [2]
  1. Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)
  2. Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States). Physics Dept.
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
563813
Report Number(s):
LA-UR--97-3604
ON: DE98001502; TRN: 98:000666
DOE Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: [1998]
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Assistant Secretary for Human Resources and Administration, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
66 PHYSICS; EARTH MAGNETOSPHERE; DYNAMICS; SOLAR WIND; MAGNETOTAIL; ELECTRONS; IONS