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Dave Hartley

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Dave Hartley

Physics Building

Lancaster University

Bailrigg

Lancaster LA1 4YB

United Kingdom

Tel: +44 1524 510410

Location: B504

Profile

Dave is a fourth year PhD student in the Space Plasma Environment and Radio Science research group (SPEARS) in the Physics Department at Lancaster University.  Having graduated with a first class MPhys (Hons) degree in Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology from Lancaster University in 2011, Dave decided to remain in Lancaster for his PhD research.

Research overview

The terrestrial outer electron radiation belt is highly dynamic in space and time. It is the processes that fuel the outer belt's variability that are of high interest and are, as yet, to be completely understood. Many sources (that increase radiation belt populations) and sinks (reduce particle populations) have been identified although there remains a lack of quantitative detail as to how these processes wax and wane between different events. Although aspects of the physics involved are known, a complete and accurate physical understanding, and predictive capability, remains elusive. 

 

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