This article provides an outline of the motion of charged particles in the Earth's magnetic fields, and the Van Allen and outer radiation belts. It summarizes their discovery, their properties and their physics, as well as providing links to background materials and additional information. This is part of a large web site on the Exploration of the Earth's Magnetosphere. A Spanish translation is available.
%0 Electronic Source %A Stern, David %D September 28, 2004 %T Radiation Belts %V 2023 %N 11 December 2023 %8 September 28, 2004 %9 text/html %U http://www.phy6.org/Education/Iradbelt.html
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