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The Role of Hiss, Chorus, and EMIC Waves in the Modeling of the Dynamics of the Multi-MeV Radiation Belt Electrons

Drozdov A. Y., M. E. Usanova, M. K. Hudson, H. J. Allison, Y. Y. Shprits, (2020), The Role of Hiss, Chorus, and EMIC Waves in the Modeling of the Dynamics of the Multi-MeV Radiation Belt Electrons, J. of Geophys. Res. [Space Physics], 125, e2020JA028282, doi:10.1029/2020JA028282, e2020JA028282 2020JA028282

Abstract

Abstract In this study, we performed a series of long-term and individual storm simulations with and without hiss, chorus, and electromagnetic ion cyclotron (EMIC) waves. We compared simulation results incorporating different wave modes with Van Allen Probes flux observations to illustrate how hiss and chorus waves aid EMIC waves in depleting multi-MeV electrons. We found that EMIC, hiss, and chorus waves are required to reproduce satellite measurements in our simulations. Our results indicate that hiss waves play a dominant role in scattering near-equatorial mirroring electrons, and they assist EMIC waves, which scatter only small pitch angle electrons. The best agreement between the observations and the simulations (long-term and 17 January 2013 storm) is achieved when hiss, chorus, and EMIC waves are included.

Authors (sorted by name)

Allison Drozdov Hudson Shprits Usanova

Journal / Conference

Journal Of Geophysical Research (Space Physics)

Grants

80NSSC18K0663

Bibtex

@article{doi:10.1029/2020JA028282,
author = {Drozdov, A. Y. and Usanova, M. E. and Hudson, M. K. and Allison, H. J. and Shprits, Y. Y.},
title = {The Role of Hiss, Chorus, and EMIC Waves in the Modeling of the Dynamics of the Multi-MeV Radiation Belt Electrons},
journal = {Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics},
volume = {125},
number = {9},
pages = {e2020JA028282},
keywords = {EMIC waves, radiation belts, whistler waves, VERB code, Fokker-Planck diffusion equation},
doi = {10.1029/2020JA028282},
url = {https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1029/2020JA028282},
eprint = {https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1029/2020JA028282},
note = {e2020JA028282 2020JA028282},
abstract = {Abstract In this study, we performed a series of long-term and individual storm simulations with and without hiss, chorus, and electromagnetic ion cyclotron (EMIC) waves. We compared simulation results incorporating different wave modes with Van Allen Probes flux observations to illustrate how hiss and chorus waves aid EMIC waves in depleting multi-MeV electrons. We found that EMIC, hiss, and chorus waves are required to reproduce satellite measurements in our simulations. Our results indicate that hiss waves play a dominant role in scattering near-equatorial mirroring electrons, and they assist EMIC waves, which scatter only small pitch angle electrons. The best agreement between the observations and the simulations (long-term and 17 January 2013 storm) is achieved when hiss, chorus, and EMIC waves are included.},
year = {2020}
}