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Annales Geophysicae An open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Ann. Geophys., 35, 133-138, 2017
http://www.ann-geophys.net/35/133/2017/
doi:10.5194/angeo-35-133-2017
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24 Jan 2017
Pancake-like and tablet-like distribution functions of energetic electrons in the middle magnetosphere
Peter Bespalov and Olga Savina

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We propose a simple explanation of the prolonged existence of pancake-like electron velocity distributions in the radiation belts. The pancake-like distribution function is characterized by a longitudinal particle velocity (along the magnetic field) of the order of the thermal velocity of the background plasma. The parameters of the tablet-like distribution function are refined. The stability of these distributions is examined.
We propose a simple explanation of the prolonged existence of pancake-like electron velocity...
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