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A computational study of nonresonant cross-field diffusion of energetic particles due to their interaction with interplanetary magnetic decreases

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Autor(es):
Costa, Jr., E. [1, 2] ; Echer, E. [1] ; Alves, M. V. [1] ; Tsurutani, B. T. [3] ; Simoes, Jr., F. J. R. [1] ; Cardoso, F. R. [1] ; Lakhina, G. S. [4]
Número total de Autores: 7
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Inst Nacl Pesquisas Espaciais, BR-12227010 Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP - Brazil
[2] IFMG, BR-35400000 Ouro Preto, MG - Brazil
[3] CALTECH, Jet Prop Lab, Pasadena, CA 91109 - USA
[4] Indian Inst Geomagnetism, Navi Mumbai - India
Número total de Afiliações: 4
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: JOURNAL OF ATMOSPHERIC AND SOLAR-TERRESTRIAL PHYSICS; v. 73, n. 11-12, SI, p. 1405-1409, JUL 2011.
Citações Web of Science: 3
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We present a new method of calculating cross-field diffusion of charged particles due to their interactions with interplanetary magnetic decreases (MDs) in high heliospheric latitudes. We use a geometric model that evaluates perpendicular diffusion to the ambient magnetic field as a function of particle's gyroradius, MD radius, ratio between fields outside and inside the MD, and a random impact parameter. We use Ulysses magnetic field data of 1994 to identify the MDs and get the empirical size and magnetic field decrease distribution functions. We let protons with energies ranging from 100 key to 2 MeV interact with MDs. The MD characteristics are taken from the observational distribution functions using the Monte Carlo method. Calculations show that the increase in diffusion tends to saturate when particles' gyroradius becomes as large as MD radii, and that particles' gyroradius increases faster than diffusion distance as the energy of the particles is increased. (C) 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 08/01288-0 - Simulações numéricas de emissões eletromagnéticas geradas por múltiplos feixes de elétrons associados a fenômenos solares potencialmente geoefetivos.
Beneficiário:Fernando Jaques Ruiz Simões Junior
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Pós-Doutorado