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Figure 1: Equatorial PSD profiles at fixed K = 0.05 RE G0.5 and 0.1 RE G0.5 at fixed μ = 3,500 MeV G−1 from outbound passes of Van Allen Probes A (red) and B (blue).


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I.R.M. is supported by a Discovery Grant from Canadian NSERC. S.K.M. is supported by US Department of Energy Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) award 20150127ER. I.J.R. is funded by STFC grant ST/L000563/1 and NERC grant NE/L007495/1. KRM is supported by an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship. CARISMA is operated by the University of Alberta, funded by the Canadian Space Agency. We acknowledge the WDC for Geomagnetism, Kyoto University, Japan, for the geomagnetic indices. This work was supported by RBSP-ECT funding provided by JHU/APL Contract No. 967399 under NASA's Prime Contract No. NAS5-01072. The Sub-Auroral Magnetometer Network (SAMNET) is operated by the Space Plasma Environment and Radio Science (SPEARS) group, Department of Physics, Lancaster University, UK. We thank the institutes who maintain the IMAGE Magnetometer Array. We thank the CXD team at LANL, the SOPA PI (Michael Henderson) and ESP PI (Gregory Cunningham) for providing the energetic electron data.

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Mann, I., Ozeke, L., Morley, S. et al. Reply to 'The dynamics of Van Allen belts revisited'. Nat. Phys. 14, 103–104 (2018).

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