EGU21-10563, updated on 04 Mar 2021
EGU General Assembly 2021
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Radial diffusion coefficients database in the frame of SafeSpace project

Christos Katsavrias1, Ioannis A. Daglis1,2, Afroditi Nasi1, Constantinos Papadimitriou1,3, and Marina Georgiou1
Christos Katsavrias et al.
  • 1National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Physics, Nikaia, Greece (
  • 2Hellenic Space Center, Athens, Greece
  • 3Space Applications and Research Consultancy (SPARC), Athens, Greece

Radial diffusion has been established as one of the most important mechanisms contributing the acceleration and loss of relativistic electrons in the outer radiation belt. Over the past few years efforts have been devoted to provide empirical relationships of radial diffusion coefficients (DLL) for radiation belt simulations yet several studies have suggested that the difference between the various models can be orders of magnitude different at high levels of geomagnetic activity as the observed DLL have been shown to be highly event-specific. In the frame of SafeSpace project we have used 12 years (2009 – 2020) of multi-point magnetic and electric field measurements from THEMIS A, D and E satellites to create a database of calculated DLL. In this work we present the first statistics on the evolution of DLL during the various phases of Solar cycle 24 with respect to the various solar wind parameters and geomagnetic indices.

This work has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme “SafeSpace” under grant agreement No 870437.

How to cite: Katsavrias, C., Daglis, I. A., Nasi, A., Papadimitriou, C., and Georgiou, M.: Radial diffusion coefficients database in the frame of SafeSpace project, EGU General Assembly 2021, online, 19–30 Apr 2021, EGU21-10563,, 2021.

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