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1. 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.

 

 2. 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. Abstract, with link to full article.

 

3. 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. Abstract, with link to full article.

 

4. 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. Abstract, with link to full article.

 

5. 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. Abstract, with link to full article. PDF version of full published article.  

 

6. 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. Abstract with link to full article.

 

7. 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. Abstract , with link to full article.

 

8. 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.

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9. 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. Abstract, with link to full article.

 

10. 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.

 

11. 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.


12. 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.




MISSION ELAPSED TIME

*Since official launch
August 30, 2012, 4:05 a.m. EDT

MISSION HIGHLIGHTS


August 29, 2014
NASA Probes Studying Earth's Radiation Belts to Celebrate Two Year Anniversary NASA's twin Van Allen Probes will celebrate on Saturday two years of studying the sun’s influence on our planet and near-Earth space.

April 24, 2014
Van Allen Probes Achieves Mission Success
On March 26, 2014, NASA declared the Van Allen Probes mission – launched in 2012, and designed to explore and unlock the mysteries of Earth’s radiation belts – an official success.

March 19, 2014
NASA Spacecraft Reveal New "Zebra Stripes" Structure in Earth's Inner Radiation Belt
Scientists have discovered a new, persistent structure in Earth’s inner radiation belt using data from the twin NASA Van Allen Probes spacecraft. Most surprisingly, this structure is produced by the slow rotation of Earth.

March 7, 2014
New NASA Van Allen Probes Observations Helping To Improve Space Weather Models
Using data from the Van Allen Probes, researchers have tested and improved a model to help forecast what's happening in the radiation environment of near-Earth space.

QUICK FACTS

Johns Hopkins University/ Applied Physics Lab (JHU/APL)built and operates the twin Van Allen Probes spacecraft

Nominal mission duration: 2 years

Region of operations: Earth's radiation belts

Orbit: Elliptical orbits transversing the radiation belts

Science payload: 5 instrument suites conducting related experiments

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