Proc. IAU volume 13, issue S335, P263-267 2017 DOI: 10.1017/s1743921317007396 View full text
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J. G. Luhmann, M. L. Mays, D. Odstrcil, Yan Li, H. Bain, C. O. Lee, C. M. S. Cohen, R. A. Mewaldt, R. A. Leske, Y. Futaana

Abstract: AbstractOne view of major Solar Energetic Particle (SEP) events is that these (proton-dominated) fluxes are accelerated in heliospheric shock sources created by Interplanetary Coronal Mass Ejections (ICMEs), and then travel mainly along interplanetary magnetic field lines connecting the shock(s) to the observer(s). This places a particular emphasis on the role of the heliospheric conditions during the event, requiring a realistic description of the latter to interpret and/or model SEP events. The well-known EN…

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