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Sandhu, J.K., I.J. Rae, M.P. Freeman, C. Forsyth, M. Gkioulidou, G.D. Reeves, H.E. Spence, C.M. Jackman, M.M. Lam, Energization of the Ring Current by Substorms, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 123, doi: 10.1029/2018JA025766, 2018. Abstract, with link to full article.

 

Keika, K., K. Seki, M. Nosé, Y. Miyoshi, L.J. Lanzerotti, D.G. Mitchell, M. Gkioulidou, J.W. Manweiler, Three-Step Buildup of the 17 March 2015 Storm Ring Current: Implication for the Cause of the Unexpected Storm Intensification, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 123, doi: 10.1002/2017JA024462, 2018. Abstract, with link to full article.

 

Zhu, H., Y.Y. Shprits, L. Chen, X. Liu, A.C. Kellerman, An Event on Simultaneous Amplification of Exohiss and Chorus Waves Associated With Electron Density Enhancements, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 123, doi: 10.1029/2017JA025023, 2018. Abstract, with link to full article.

 

Chao, Y., J. Bortnik, W. Li, Q. Ma, M. Gkioulidou, G.D. Reeves, C.P. Wang, R.M. Thorne, A.T.Y. Lui, A.J. Gerrard, H.E. Spence, D.G. Mitchell, The Composition of Plasma inside Geostationary Orbit Based on Van Allen Probes Observations, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 123, doi: 10.1029/2018JA025344, 2018. Abstract, with link to full article.

 

Mitchell, D.G., M. Gkioulidou, A.Y. Ukhorskiy, Energetic Ion Injections Inside Geosynchronous Orbit: Convection- and Drift-Dominated, Charge-Dependent Adiabatic Energization (W=qEd), J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 123, doi: 10.1029/2018JA025556, 2018. Abstract, with link to full article.

 

Nishi, K., K. Shiokawa, H. Spence, Magnetospheric Source Region of Auroral Finger-like Structures Observed by the RBSP-A Satellite, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 123, doi: 10.1029/2018JA025480, 2018. Abstract, with link to full article.

 

Motoba, T., S. Ohtani, M. Gkiolidou, A.Y. Ukhorskly, D.G. Mitchell, K. Takahashi, L.J. Lanzerotti, C.A. Kletzing, H.E. Spence, J.R. Wygant, Response of Different Ion Species to Local Magnetic Dipolarization Inside Geosynchronous Orbit, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 122, doi: 10.1029/2018JA025557, 2018. Abstract, with link to full article.

 

Noh, S.J., D.Y. Lee, C.R. Choi, H. Kim, R. Skoug, Test of Ion Cyclotron Resonance Instability Using Proton Distributions Obtained From Van Allen Probe-A Observations, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 123, doi: 10.1029/2018JA025385, 2018. Abstract, with link to full article.

 

Yu, J., L.Y. Li, J. Cui, J. Want, Ultrawideband Rising-Tone Chorus Waves Observed Inside the Oscillating Plasmapause, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 123, doi: 10.1029/2018JA025875, 2018. Abstract, with link to full article.

 

Oimatsu, S., M. Nosé, K. Takahashi, K. Yamamoto, K. Keika, C.A. Kletzing, C.W. Smith, R.J. MacDowall, D.G. Mitchell, Van Allen Probes Observations of Drift-Bounce Resonance and Energy Transfer Between Energetic Ring Current Protons and Poloidal Pc4 Wave, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 123, doi: 10.1029/2017JA025087, 2018. Abstract, with link to full article.

 

Takahashi, K., S. Oimatsu, M. Nosé, K. Min, S.G. Claudepierre, A. Chan, J. Wygant, H. Kim, Van Allen Probes Observations of Second Harmonic Poloidal Standing Alfvén Waves, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 123, doi: 10.1002/2017JA024869, 2018. Abstract, with link to full article.

 

Min, K., K. Liu, X. Wang, L. Chen, R.E. Denton, Fast Magnetosonic Waves Observed by Van Allen Probes: Testing Local Waves Excitation Mechanism, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 123, doi: 10.1002/2017JA024867, 2018. Abstract, with link to full article.

 

Gamayunov, K.V., K. Min, A.A. Saikin, H. Rassoul, Generation of EMIC Waves Observed by Van Allen Probes at Low L Shells, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 123, doi: 10.1029/2018JA025629, 2018. Abstract, with link to full article.

 

Kim, H., A.J. Gerrard, L.J. Lanzerotti, R. Soto-Chavez, R.J. Cohen, J.W. Manweiler, Ring Current He Ion Control by Bounce Resonant ULF Waves, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 122,  doi: 10.1002/2017JA023958 , 2017. Abstract, with link to full article.

 

Cohen, I.J., D.G. Mitchell, L.M. Kistler, B.H. Mauk, B.J. Anderson, J.H. Westlake, S. Ohtani, D.C. Hamilton, D.L. Turner, J.B. Blake, J.F. Fennell, A.N. Jaynes, T.W. Leonard, A.J. Gerrard, L.J. Lanzerotti, R.C. Allen, J.L. Burch, Dominance of high-energy (>150 keV) heavy ion intensities in Earth's middle to outer magnetosphere, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 122, doi: 10.1002/2017JA024351, 2017. Abstract, with link to full article.

 

Summers, D., R. Shi, M.J. Engebretson, K. Oksavik, J.W. Manweiler, D.G. Mitchell, Energetic Proton Spectra Measured by the Van Allen Probes, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 122, doi: 10.1002/2017JA024484, 2017. Abstract, with link to full article.

 

Yue, C., J. Bortnik, R.M. Thorne, Q. Ma, X. An, C.R. Chappell, A.J. Gerrard, L.J. Lanzerotti, Q. Shi, G.D. Reeves, H.E. Spence, D.G. Mitchell, M. Gkioulidou, C.A. Kletzing,  The Characteristic Pitch Angle Distributions of 1 eV to 600 keV Protons Near the Equator Based on Van Allen Probes Observations, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 122, doi: 10.1029/2018JA025480, 2017. Abstract, with link to full article.

 

Li, J., J. Bortnik, W. Li, Q. Ma, R.M. Thorne, C.A. Kletzing, W.S. Kurth, G.B. Hospodarsky, J. Wygant, A. Breneman, S. Thaller, H.O. Funsten, D.G. Mitchell, J.W. Manweiler, R.B. Torbert, O.L. Contel, R.E. Ergun, P.-A. Lindqvist, K. Torkar, R. Nakamura, M. Andriopoulou, C.T. Russell, "Zipper-like" periodic magnetosonic waves: Van Allen Probes, THEMIS, and magnetospheric multiscale observations, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 122, doi: 10.1002/2016JA023536, 2017. Abstract, with link to full article.

 

Min, K., K. Takahashi, A.Y. Ukhorskiy, J.W. Manweiler, H.E. Spence, H.J. Singer, S.G. Claudepierre, B.A. Larsen, A.R. Soto-Chavez, R.J Cohen, Second harmonic poloidal waves observed by Van Allen Probes in the dusk-midnight sector,  J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 122, doi: 10.1002/2016JA023770, 2017. Abstract, with link to full article.

 

Allen, R.C., S.A. Livi, S.K. vines, J. Goldstein, I. Cohen, S.A. Fuselier, B.H. Mauk, H.E. Spence, Storm time empirical model of O+ and O6+ distributions in the magnetosphere, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 122, doi: 10.1002/2017JA024245, 2017. Abstract, with link to full article.

 

Min K., K. Takahashi, A.Y. Ukhorskiy, J.W. Manweiler, H.E. Spence, H.J. Singer, S.G. Claudepierre, B.A. Larsen, A. R. Soto-Chavez, and R. J. Cohen, Second harmonic poloidal waves observed by Van Allen Probes in the dusk-midnight sector, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 122, 3013-3039, doi: 10.1002/2016JA023770, 2017. Abstract, with link to full article.

  

Li, J., J. Bortnik, W. Li, Q. Ma, R.Thorne, C. Kletzing, W. Kurth, G. Hospodarsky, J. Wygant, A. Breneman, S. Thaller, H. Funsten, D. Mitchell, J.W Manweiler, et al, “Zipper-Like” Periodic Magnetosonic Waves: Van Allen Probes, THEMIS, and Magnetospheric Multiscale Observations, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 122, 1600-1610, doi: 10.1002/2016JA023536, 2016. Abstract, with link to full article.

  

 Soto-Chavez, A., L. Lanzerotti, A. Gerrard, H. Kim, and J.W Manweiler, RBSPICE measurement of ion loss during the 2015 March storm: Adiabatic response to local geomagnetic field change, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 121, 9547-9559, doi: 10.1002/2016JA022512, 2016. Abstract, with link to full article.

  

 Cohen R., A.J. Gerrard, L.J. Lanzerotti, A.R. Soto-Chavez, H. Kim, and J.W Manweiler, Climatology of high β plasma measurements in Earth's inner magnetosphere, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 121, 711-726, doi: 10.1002/2016JA022513, 2016. Abstract, with link to full article.

  

 Shi, R., D. Summers, B. Ni, J. W. Manweiler, D. G. Mitchell, L. J. Lanzerotti, A statistical study of proton pitch angle distributions measured by the Radiation Belt Storm Probes Ion Composition Experiment, J. Geophys. Res., Space Physics, 121, 5233-5249, doi: 10.1002/2015JA022140, 2016. Abstract, with link to full article.

  

 Korotova, G.I., D.G. Sibeck, K. Tahakashi, L.Dai, H.E. Spence, C.A. Kletzing, J.R. Wygant, J.W. Manweiler, P.S. Moya, K. -J. Hwang, and R.J. Redmon, Van Allen Probe observations of drift-bounce resonances with Pc 4 pulsations and wave-particle interactions in the pre-midnight inner magnetosphere, Ann. Geophys., 33, 955-964, doi: 10.5194/angeo-33-955-2015, 2015. Abstract, with link to full article.

  

 O'Brien, T.P, S.G. Claudepierre, M.D. Looper, J.B. Blake, J.F. Fennell, J.H. Clemmons, J.L. Roeder, S.G. Kanekal, J.W. Manweiler, D.G. Mitchell, M. Gkioulidou, L.J. Lanzerotti, H.E. Spence, G.D. Reeves and D.N. Baker, On the use of drift echoes to characterize on-orbit sensor discrepancies, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, DOI: 10.1002/2014JA020859, 2014. Abstract, with link to full article.

 Gerrard, A., L. Lanzerotti, M. Gkioulidou, D. Mitchell, J. Manweiler, J. Bortnik, and K. Keika (2014), Initial measurements of O-ion and He-ion decay rates observed from the Van Allen Probes RBSPICE instrument, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 119, 8813-8819, doi: 10.1002/2014JA020374, 2014. Abstract, with link to full article.

 

 Gkioulidou, M., A. Ukhorskiy, D.G. Mitchell, T. Sotirelis, B. Mauk, L.J. Lanzerotti, The role of small-scale ion injections in the buildup of Earth's ring current pressure: Van Allen Probes observations of the March 17th, 2013 storm, J. Geophys. Res.: Space Physics, doi: 10.1002/2014JA020096, 2014. Abstract, with link to full article.

 

 Gerrard, A., L. Lanzerotti, M. Gkioulidou, D. Mitchell, J. Manweiler, J. Bortnik, Quiet time observations of He ions in the inner magnetosphere as observed from the RBSPICE instrument aboard the Van Allen Probes mission, Geophys. Res. Lett., 41, 1100-1105, DOI: 10.1002/2013GL059175, 2014. Abstract, with link to full article. PDF version of full published article.  

 

 Ukhorskiy, A.Y., M. I. Sitnov, D. G. Mitchell, K. Takahashi, L. J. Lanzerotti, B. H. Mauk, Rotationally driven “zebra stripes” in Earth’s inner electron belt, Nature, 507, 338-340,  doi: 10.1038/nature13046, 2014. Abstract with link to full article.

 

 Ukhorskiy, A. Y., M. I. Sitnov, R. M. Millan, and B. T. Kress, Enhanced radial transport and energization of radiation belt electrons due to drift orbit bifurcations, J. Geophys. Res., 119, doi:10.1002/2013JA019315, 2013. Abstract , with link to full article.

 

 Mitchell, D.G., L.J. Lanzerotti, C.K. Kim, M. Stokes, G. Ho, S. Cooper, A. Ukhorskiy, J.W. Manweiler, S. Jaskulek, D.K. Haggerty, P. Brandt, M. Sitnov, K. Keika, J.R. Hayes, L.E. Brown, R.S. Gurnee, J.C. Hutcheson, K.S. Nelson, N. Paschalidis, E. Rossano, S. Kerem, Radiation Belt Storm Probes Ion Composition Experiment (RBSPICE), Space Science Reviews, doi:10.1007/s11214-013-9965-x, 2013. NOTE: Regrettably, C.M. Hammock's name was inadvertently omitted from the published article's list of authors. We apologize for this omission. Abstract, with link to full article. PDF version of full published article. 

 

 Ukhorskiy, A. Y., M. I. Sitnov, V. G. Merkin, and A. V. Artemyev, Rapid acceleration of protons upstream of earthward propagating dipolarization fronts, J. Geophys. Res., 118, doi:10.1002/jgra.50452, 2013. Abstract, with link to full article.

 

 Min, K., J. Bortnik, and J. Lee, A novel technique for rapid L* calculation using UBK coordinates, J. Geophys. Res.: Space Physics, 118, 1-6, doi:10.1029/2012JA018177, 2013. PDF version of full published article.

 

 Min, K., J. Lee, K. Keika, and W. Li, Global distribution of EMIC waves derived from THEMIS observations, J. Geophys. Res., 117, A05219, doi:10.1029/2012JA017515, 2012. Abstract, with link to full article.


 Min, K., J. Lee, K. Keika, Chorus wave generation near the dawnside magnetopause due to drift shell splitting of substorm-injected electrons, J. Geophys. Res., 115, A00102, doi:10.1029/2010JA015474, 2010. Abstract, with link to full article.








Updated 12/27/19, Cameron Crane

RBSPICE-A TOTAL RUNTIME

2601 days, 10 hours, 20 minutes
Start Date: August 30, 2012, 4:05 a.m. EDT
End Date: October 14, 2019, 2:25 p.m. EDT

RBSPICE-B TOTAL RUNTIME

2511 days, 12 hours, 52 minutes
Start Date: August 30, 2012, 4:05 a.m. EDT
End Date: July 16, 2019, 4:27 p.m. EDT

QUICK FACTS

Manufacturer: Johns Hopkins APL built and operates the twin Van Allen Probes spacecraft

Nominal Mission Duration: 2 years

Destination: Earth's radiation belts

Orbit: Elliptical orbits transversing the radiation belts

Science Payload: 5 instrument suites conducting related experiments 

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