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Jupiter radiation belt engineering modelOn the basis of earth observations of the HF and UHF radio emission generated near Jupiter, the presence of energetic charged particles trapped in the planet's dipole magnetic field has been inferred. For electrons, energies of the order of 10 MeV and peak fluxes of the order of 10 to the 7th power per square centimeter per second can be derived from the data for equatorial regions about two planetary radii from the dipole. Energetic protons and lower-energy electrons and protons are also expected, but the limited data require that their fluxes be based on theory or earth analogy. Because descriptions available in the literature suggest large associated uncertainties, both nominal and limiting models for the charged-particle populations of Jupiter's belts are derived. These new engineering models describe electron and proton fluxes and their distributions in energy and position in forms suitable as space vehicle design criteria.
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Divine, N. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
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August 6, 2013
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January 1, 1972
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Publication: NASA, Washington Proc. of the Natl. Symp. on Nat. and Manmade Radiation in Space
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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