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Dr Dave Hartley

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Dave Hartley


Dave has recently completed his Ph.D. in the Space Plasma Environment and Radio Science research group (SPEARS) in the Physics Department at Lancaster University.

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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