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Magnetotail acceleration using generalized drift theory - A kinetic merging scenario
Author and Affiliation:
Whipple, E. C.
Rosenberg, M.
Brittnacher, M.(California, University, La Jolla, United States)
Abstract: It is possible to describe particle behavior in the magnetotail, including particle energization, by means of generalized drift theory. Generalized drift velocities are obtained by using the generalized first invariant which has been shown to be useful in such current sheet configurations. Particles whose generalized invariant is preserved gain energy entirely in the field-aligned direction. The form of the accelerated particle velocity distribution is obtained and self-consistency conditions are derived.
Publication Date: Jul 01, 1990
Document ID:
19900054407
(Acquired Nov 28, 1995)
Accession Number: 90A41462
Subject Category: GEOPHYSICS
Document Type: Journal Article
Publication Information: Geophysical Research Letters (ISSN 0094-8276); 17; 1045-104
Publisher Information: United States
Contract/Grant/Task Num: NSG-7623; NAGW-1150
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Description: 4p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: CURRENT SHEETS; ENERGETIC PARTICLES; FIELD ALIGNED CURRENTS; GEOMAGNETIC TAIL; KINETIC THEORY; DRIFT; ELECTRIC FIELDS; MAGNETIC FIELDS; PARTICLE TRAJECTORIES
Imprint And Other Notes: Geophysical Research Letters (ISSN 0094-8276), vol. 17, July 1990, p. 1045-1048.
Availability Source: Other Sources
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