Whitepaper #103 in the Decadal Survey for Solar and Space Physics (Heliophysics) 2024-2033. Main topics: space weather applications; basic research. Additional topics: planetary magnetospheres; space weather research/applications/operations pipeline; space-based […]
Understanding and quantifying the underlying causes and consequences plus relative importance of microburst precipitation represent outstanding questions in radiation belt physics. Important questions remain about the nature of the resonance generating the microbursts and the overall importance of the precipitation.