The heliospheric magnetic field probed with fast charged particles

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We discuss the physics of the transport of energetic charged particles in the heliosphere. We put this in the context of using fast charged particles as probes of the heliospheric magnetic field. Since these particles move rapidly in the electromagnetic fields within space, they provide information about the global nature of the field itself. Although the magnetic field can be observed at a point in time and space using a magnetometer, the global field is not easily determined. This is where the information from energetic-particle observations, combined with analytic theory and modeling, can be valuable.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCOSPAR Colloquia Series
PublisherElsevier Masson SAS
Number of pages7
StatePublished - 2002

Publication series

NameCOSPAR Colloquia Series
ISSN (Print)0964-2749

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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