DescriptionThe global distribution of precipitating auroral particles is a crucial input to models of the magnetosphere and the coupling between the magnetosphere-ionosphere. In particular, the spectral distributions which can be used to characterize the shape of precipitating electron spectra are equally important inputs to models and can be used provide information about the magnetospheric source regions of the precipitating particles. We detail the need for and the development of maps of characterized particle spectra and present a case for a resource request to aid with the development of these maps.
OrganizationUniversity of Texas at Dallas
Sponsor Campus GridOSG-XSEDE
Principal Investigator
Phillip Anderson
Field Of ScienceAtmospheric Sciences