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Under the wave of energetic particles from the Halloween 2003 solar storm events, the Earths radiation belts underwent significant changes in structure. This visualization is constructed using daily-averaged particle flux data from the SAMPEX satellite installed in a simple dipole model for the Earths magnetic field. The toroidal structure of the belts corresponds to regions with electron fluxes in excess of 100 electrons-s-cm^2-steradian with energies of 2-6 MeV. The color-scale on the cross section is violet for low flux and white for high flux. The translucent grey arcs represent the fields lines of the Earths dipole field. The 3-dimensional structure was built from the SAMPEX measurement by propagating the particle flux values along field lines of a simple magnetic dipole.
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