Articles | Volume 37, issue 4
Regular paper
13 Aug 2019
Regular paper |  | 13 Aug 2019

On the radiation belt location during the 23rd and 24th solar cycles

Alexei V. Dmitriev


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (24 Apr 2019) by Elias Roussos
AR by Aleksey Dmitriev on behalf of the Authors (02 May 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (04 May 2019) by Elias Roussos
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (13 May 2019)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (19 Jul 2019)
ED: Publish as is (19 Jul 2019) by Elias Roussos
Short summary
The Earth’s radiation belt (ERB) is formed by energetic particles caught in the geomagnetic trap. Within the last two solar cycles (from 2001 to 2018), observations of the ERB by a fleet of low-altitude POES satellites have allowed for the discovery of an abnormal equatorward displacement of the outer part of ERB in the Siberian sector. This displacement can partially explain the increase in the occurrence rate of midlatitude aurora borealis observed in the Eastern Hemisphere.