9-13 July 2012
Africa/Johannesburg timezone
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Dynamics of Electrons Injected into the Inner Magnetosphere

11 Jul 2012, 11:35
20m
Oral Presentation Track D2 - Space Science Space Science

Speaker

Mrs Mahassin A. A. Nemair (School of Chemistry and Physics, University of KawZulu-Natal, Durban 4000, South Africa)

Apply to be<br> consider for a student <br> &nbsp; award (Yes / No)?

yes

Abstract content <br> &nbsp; (Max 300 words)

Energetic electrons are injected into the Earth's inner magnetosphere at the onset of the substorm expansion phase. The electrons proceed to drift eastward towards dawn. The drift process is dispersive, with the result that the injected population becomes spread out in energy and pitch angle. The changing anisotropy of the electron distribution can lead to the spontaneous generation of VLF emissions. Parallel simulations of electron dynamics in the Earth's magnetosphere are used to model the evolution of the injected electron population. The results of the simulations are compared to geosynchronous satellite observations.

Level for award<br>&nbsp;(Hons, MSc, <br> &nbsp; PhD)?

PhD

Main supervisor (name and email)<br>and his / her institution

Andrew B. Collier, collierab@gmail.com
SANSA Space Science, Hermanus, South Africa

Would you like to <br> submit a short paper <br> for the Conference <br> Proceedings (Yes / No)?

YES

Primary author

Mrs Mahassin A. A. Nemair (School of Chemistry and Physics, University of KawZulu-Natal, Durban 4000, South Africa)

Co-author

Dr Andrew B. Collier (Andrew B. Collier, SANSA Space Science, Hermanus, South Africa)

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