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A space weather model predicts a new particle acceleration phenomenon in near-Earth space

A space weather model predicts a new particle acceleration phenomenon in near-Earth space

The Vlasiator simulator, developed at the Finnish Meteorological Institute, has predicted a new electrically charged high energy particle accelerator phenomenon in near-Earth space.

High energy particles are dangerous for satellites orbiting the Earth and for spacecraft crew. Furthermore, accelerated particles produce data on the interaction between the Earth and the solar wind.

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Researcher Riku Järvinen, riku.jarvinen@fmi.fi

Jarvinen R., Vainio R., Palmroth M., Juusola L., Hoilijoki S., Pfau-Kempf Y., Ganse U., Turc L., von Alfthan S., Ion acceleration by flux transfer events in the terrestrial magnetosheath, Geophys. Res. Lett., 45, 1723-1731, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2017GL076192, 2018


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