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  1. Halloween Storms 2003
    1. Overview
    2. Publications
    3. Ongoing and/or Unpublished Work
    4. Data
    5. Images
    6. Discussion

1. Halloween Storms 2003

1.1. Overview

  • Dates: October-November 2003
  • Summary:

1.2. Publications

D. N. Baker, S. G. Kanekal, X. Li, S. P. Monk, J. Goldstein, & J. L. Burch (2004), An extreme distortion of the Van Allen belt arising from the Halloween solar storm in 2003, Nature, 432, 878–881, doi:10.1038/nature03116.

Horne, R. B., R. M. Thorne, Y. Y. Shprits, N. P. Meredith, S. A. Glauert, A. J. Smith, S. G. Kanekal, D. N. Baker, M. J. Engebretson, J. L. Posch, M. Spasojevic, U. S. Inan, J. S. Pickett, and P. M. Decreau (2005), Wave acceleration of electrons in the Van Allen radiation belts, Nature, 437, 227-230, doi: 10.1038/nature03939.

Li, X., A. B. Barker, D. N. Baker, W. C. Tu, T. E. Sarris, R. S. Selesnick, R. Friedel, and C. Shen (2009), Modeling the deep penetration of outer belt electrons during the “Halloween” magnetic storm in 2003, Space Weather, 7, S02004, doi:10.1029/2008SW000418.

Loto'aniu, T. M., I. R. Mann, L. G. Ozeke, A. A. Chan, Z. C. Dent, and D. K. Milling (2006), Radial diffusion of relativistic electrons into the radiation belt slot region during the 2003 Halloween geomagnetic storms, J. Geophys. Res., 111, A04218, doi:10.1029/2005JA011355.

Shprits, Y. Y., R. M. Thorne, R. B. Horne, S. A. Glauert, M. Cartwright, C. T. Russell, D. N. Baker, and S. G. Kanekal (2006), Acceleration mechanism responsible for the formation of the new radiation belt during the 2003 Halloween solar storm, Geophys. Res. Lett., 33, L05104, doi:10.1029/2005GL024256.

Spasojevíc, M. and U. S. Inan (2005), Ground based VLF observations near L = 2.5 during the Halloween 2003 storm, Geophys. Res. Lett., 32, L21103, doi:10.1029/2005GL024377.

Xiao, F., Q.-G. Zong, and L. Chen (2009), Pitch-angle distribution evolution of energetic electrons in the inner radiation belt and slot region during the 2003 Halloween storm, J. Geophys. Res., 114, A01215, doi:10.1029/2008JA013068.

1.3. Ongoing and/or Unpublished Work

1.4. Data

OMNI Solar Wind Data

1.5. Images


OMNI Data for Halloween Storm

1.6. Discussion

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