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R. M. Thorne, W. Li, B. Ni, Q. Ma, J. Bortnik, D. N. Baker, H. E. Spence, G. D. Reeves, M. G. Henderson, C. A. Kletzing, W. S. Kurth, G. B. Hospodarsky, D. Turner and V. Angelopoulos Evolution and slow decay of an unusual narrow ring of relativistic electrons near L ~ 3.2 following the September 2012 magnetic storm Geophysical Research Letters 40

Version of Record online: 26 JUL 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/grl.50627

Key Points

  • Relativistic electrons injected into the plasmasphere have long lifetimes
  • The loss rate is controlled by scattering by whistler-mode hiss
  • Isolated rings of relativistic electrons form during magnetic storms

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