Ref: SEMIN-2018-0015

The detection of ultra-relativistic electrons in low Earth orbit

Katsiyannis, Thanassis

Seminar presented at Royal Observatory of Belgium on 2017-02-24

Abstract: The analysis of energetic particles, indirectly detected by LYRA will be presented. Combining EPT (Energetic Particle Telescope, on-board PROBA-V) observations with LYRA data for an overlapping period of time, we identified these particles as electrons with an energy range of 2 to 8 MeV. The observed events are strongly correlated to geomagnetic activity and appear even during modest disturbances. They are also well confined geographically within the L=6 McIlwain zone, which makes it possible to identify the source. Some enigmatic characteristics of these observations will also be presented and discussed.

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Royal Observatory of Belgium > Solar Physics & Space Weather (SIDC)
Conference Contributions & Seminars > Seminars
Solar-Terrestrial Centre of Excellence

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