Richard M. Thorne’s Selected Publications


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J. M. Cornwall, F. V. Coroniti and R. M. Thorne: "Unified theory of SAR arc formation at the plasmapause," J. Geophys. Res., 76, 4428-4445 , 1971.

L. R. Lyons, R. M. Thorne and C. F. Kennel: "Electron pitch-angle diffusion driven by oblique whistler mode turbulence," J. Plasma Phys., 6, 589-606, 1971.

L. R. Lyons, R. M. Thorne and C. F. Kennel: "Pitch-angle diffusion of radiation belt electrons within the plasmasphere," J. Geophys. Res., 77, 3455-3474, 1972.

R. M. Thorne, E. J. Smith, R. K. Burton and R. E. Holzer: "Plasmaspheric hiss," J. Geophys. Res., 78, 1581-1596, 1973.

L. R. Lyons and R. M. Thorne: "Equilibrium structure of radiation belt electrons," J. Geophys. Res., 78, 2142-2149, 1973.

W. N. Spjeldvik and R. M. Thorne: "The cause of storm after effects in the middle latitude D-region," J. Atmos. Terr. Phys., 37, 777-795, 1975.

R. M. Thorne: "Energetic radiation belt electron precipitation: a natural depletion mechanism for stratospheric ozone," Science, 195, 278-289, 1977.

R. M. Thorne: "The importance of energetic particle precipitation on the chemical composition of the middle atmosphere," Pure and App. Geophys., 118, 128-151, 1980.

R. M. Thorne: "Jovian auroral secondary electrons and their influence on the Io plasma torus," Geophys. Res. Lett., 8, 509-512, 1981.

R. M. Thorne and B. T. Tsurutani: "The generation mechanism for magnetosheath Lion roars," Nature, 293, 384 –386, 1981.

R. M. Thorne: "Injection and loss mechanisms for energetic ions in the inner Jovian magnetosphere," J. Geophys. Res., 87, 8105-8110, 1982.

B. T. Tsurutani and R. M. Thorne: "Diffusion processes in the magnetopause boundary layer," Geophys. Res. Lett., 9, 1247-1250, 1982.

R. M. Thorne: "Microscopic plasma processes in the Jovian magnetosphere," in Physics of the Jovian Magnetosphere, p. 454-488, ed. A. J. Dessler, Cambridge Univ. Press, 1983.

S. R. Church and R. M. Thorne: "On the origin of the plasmaspheric hiss:  ray path integrated amplification," J. Geophys. Res., 88, 7941-7957, 1983.

D. Summers, R. M. Thorne and Y. Mei:  "Theory of centrifugally-driven magnetospheric diffusion,"  Ap. J., 328, 358-372, 1988.

D. Summers and R. M. Thorne:  "The modified plasma dispersion function," Phys. Fluids, B3, 1835-1847, 1991.

R. M. Thorne and D. Summers:  "Landau damping in space plasmas," Phys. Fluids, B3, 2117-2123, 1991.

R. M. Thorne and R. B. Horne:  “The contribution of ion-cyclotron waves to electron heating and SAR-arc excitation near the storm-time plasmapause,” Geophys. Res. Lett., 19, 417-420 ,1992.

R. M. Thorne and R. B. Horne:  “Cyclotron absorption of ion-cyclotron waves at the bi-ion frequency,” Geophys. Res. Letters.  20, 317-320, 1993.

R. B. Horne and R. M. Thorne:   "Convective instabilities of electromagnetic ion cyclotron waves in the outer magnetosphere," J. Geophys. Res., , 99, 17259-17273, 1994.

R. M. Thorne and R. B. Horne:  “Energy transfer between energetic ring current H+ and O+ by electromagnetic  ion-cyclotron waves,”  J. Geophys. Res., 99, 17275-17282, 1994.

R. M. Thorne and R. B. Horne :  "Landau damping of magnetospherically reflected whistlers,"J. Geophys. Res., 99, 17249-17258, 1994.

S. J. Bolton and R. M. Thorne:  "Assessment of mechanisms for Jovian synchrotron variability associated with SL9," Geophys. Res. Letts.,  22, 1813-1816, 1995.

R. M. Thorne and R. B. Horne,  "Whistler absorption and electron heating near the plasmapause," J. Geophys. Res., 101, 4917-4928, 1996.

R. M. Thorne and R. B. Horne,  "Modulation of electromagnetic ion cyclotron instability due to interaction with ring current O+ during geomagnetic storms," J. Geophys. Res., 102, 14155-14163-11471, 1997.

R. B. Horne and R. M. Thorne:  " Wave heating of He+ by electromagnetic ion-cyclotron waves in the outer magnetosphere: Heating near the H+-He+ bi-ion resonance frequency," J. Geophys. Res., 102, 11457-11471, 1997.

R. M. Thorne, T. P. Armstrong, S. Stone, D. J. Williams, R. W. McEntire, S. J. Bolton, D. A. Gurnett, and M. G. Kivelson, "Galileo evidence for rapid interchange transport in the Io torus, " Geophys. Res, Lett., 24, 2131-2134, 1997.

R. W. Abel and R. M. Thorne, "Electron scattering loss in Earth's inner magnetosphere,1: Dominant physical processes," J. Geophys. Res., 103, 2385-2396, 1998.

D. Summers, R. M. Thorne, and F. Xiao, Relativistic theory of wave-particle resonant diffusion with application to electron acceleration in the magnetosphere, J. Geophys. Res., 103, 20,487-20,500, 1998.

R. M. Thorne,  D. J. Williams, L. D. Zhang, and S. Stone, Energetic electron butterfly distributions near Io, J. Geophys. Res., 104, 14,755-14,766, 1999.

I. A. Daglis, R. M. Thorne, W. Baumjohan, and S. Orsini, The terrestrial ring current: Origin, formation and decay, Revs. Geophys., 37, 407-438, 1999.           

R. B. Horne and R. M. Thorne, Electron pitch angle diffusion by electrostatic electron cyclotron waves: the origin of pancake distributions, J. Geophys. Res.,105, 5391-5402, 2000.

V. K. Jordanova, C. J. Farrugia, R. M. Thorne, G. V. Khazanov, G. D. Reeves, and M. F. Thomsen, Modeling ring current protons precipitation by EMIC waves during the May 14-16, 1997 storm. J. Geophys. Res., 106, 7-22, 2001.

D. Summers, R. M. Thorne, and F. Xiao, Gyro-resonant acceleration of electrons in the magnetosphere by superluminous electromagnetic waves, J. Geophys. Res, ., 106, 10853, 2001.

B. Bhattacharya, R. M. Thorne, and D. J. Williams, On the energy source for diffuse Jovian auroral emissivity,  Geophys. Res Letts, 28, 2751-2754, 2001.

V. K. Jordanova, R. M. Thorne, C. J. Farrugia, Y. Dotan, J. F. Fennell, M. F. Thomsen, G. D. Reeves, and D. J. McComas, Ring current dynamics during the July 13-18, 2000 storm period, Solar Phys., 204, 361-375, 2001.

D. Summers, and R. M. Thorne, Relativistic electron pitch-angle scattering by electromagnetic ion cyclotron waves during geomagnetic storms, J. Geophys. Res., 108, doi:10.1029/2002JA009489, 2003

N. P. Meredith, R. M. Thorne, R. B. Horne, D. Summers, B. J. Fraser, and R. R. Anderson, Statistical analysis of relativistic electron energies for cyclotron resonance with EMIC waves observed on CRRES, J. Geophys. Res., 108, (A6), 1250, doi:10.1029/2002JA009700, 2003.

R. B. Horne, R. M. Thorne, N. P. Meredith, and R. R. Anderson, Diffuse auroral electron scattering by electron cyclotron harmonic and whistler mode waves during an isolated substorm, J. Geophys. Res., 108, (A7), 1290, doi:10.1029/2002JA009736, 2003.

B. Horne and R. M. Thorne, Relativistic electron acceleration and precipitation during resonant interactions with whistler-mode chorus, Geophys. Res., Lett., 30,  doi:10.1026/2003GL016973, 2003.

D. J. Williams and R. M. Thorne, Energetic particles over Io’s polar caps, J. Geophys. Res., 108, (A11), 1397, doi:10.1029/2003JA009980, 2003.

Y. Shprits and R. M. Thorne, Time dependent radial diffusion modeling of relativistic electrons with realistic loss rates, Geophys. Res., Lett., 31, doi:10.1029/2004GL019591, 2004.

M. P. Meredith, R. B. Horne, R. M. Thorne, D. Summers, and R. R. Anderson, Substorm dependence of plasmaspheric hiss, J. Geophys. Res., 109, A06209, doi:10.1029/2004JA010387, 2004.

Horne, R. B., R. M. Thorne, S. A. Glauert, J. M. Albert, N. P. Meridith, and R. R. Anderson (2005), Timescales for radiation belt electron acceleration by whistler mode chorus waves, J. Geophys. Res., 111, A03225, doi:10.1029/2004JA010811.

Thorne, R. M., R. B. Horne, S. A. Glauert, N. P. Meredith, Y. Y. Shprits, D, Summers, and R. R. Anderson (2005), The influence of wave-particle interactions on relativistic electron dynamics during storms, in Inner Magnetosphere Interactions: New Perspectives from Imaging, Geophys. Monogr. Ser., vol. 159, edited by James L. Burch, Michael Schulz, and Harlan Spence, pp 101-112, AGU, Washington, D. C.

Thorne, R. M., T. P. O’Brien, Y. Y. Shprits, D. Summers, and R. B. Horne (2005), Timescale for MeV electron microburst loss during geomagnetic storms, J. Geophys. Res., 110, A09202, doi:10.1029/2004JA010882.

Shprits, Y. Y., R. M. Thorne, G. D. Reeves, and R. Friedel (2005), Radial diffusion modeling with empirical lifetimes: comparison with CRRES observations, Annales Geophys., 23, 1467.

Horne, R. B., R. M. Thorne, Y. Y. Shprits, N. P. Meredith, S. A. Glauert, A. J. Smith, S. G. Kanekal, D. N. Baker, M. J. Engebretson, J. L. Posch, M. Spasojevic, U. S. Inan, J. S. Picket, and P. M. E. Decreau (2005), Wave acceleration of electrons in the Van Allen radiation belts, Nature, 437, 227-230.

Lyons, L. R., D. Y. Lee, R. M. Thorne, and R. B. Horne (2005), Solar wind magnetosphere coupling leading to relativistic electron energization during high-speed streams, J. Geophys. Res., 110, A11202, doi:10.1029/2005JA011254.

Shprits, Y. Y., R. M. Thorne, R. B. Horne, M. Cartwright, C. T. Russell, D. Baker, and S. G. Kanekal (2006), Acceleration mechanism responsible for the formation of the new radiation belt during the 2003 Halloween solar storm, Geophys. Res. Lett., 33, L05104, doi:10.1029/2005GL024256.

Shprits, Y. T., R. M. Thorne, R. Friedel, G. D. Reeves, J. Fennel, D. N. Baker, and S. K. Kanekal (2006), Outward radial diffusion driven by losses at magnetopause, J. Geophys. Res., 111, A11214, doi:10.1029/2006JA011657.

Meredith, N. P., R. B. Horne, S. A. Glauert, R. M. Thorne, D. Summers, and R. R. Anderson (2006), Energetic outer-zone electron lifetimes during low geomagnetic activity, J. Geophys. Res., 111, A05212, doi:10.10292005A011516.

Thorne, R. M., R. B. Horne, V. K. Jordanova, J. Bortnik, S. A. Glauert (2006), Interaction of EMIC waves with thermal plasma and radiation belt particles, in Magnetospheric ULF Waves; Synthesis and New Directions, Geophys. Monogr. Ser., vol. 169, edited by K. Takahashi, P. J. Chi, R. E. Denton, and R. L. Lysak, pp 213-223, AGU, Washington, D. C.

Meredith, N. P., Horne, R. B., Clilverd, M. A.;,Horsfall, D., Thorne, R. M., and Anderson, R. R. (2006), Origins of plasmaspheric hiss, J. Geophys. Res., 111, A09217, doi:10.1029/2006JA011707.

Bortnik, J., R. M. Thorne, Y. Y.  T. P. O’Brien, J. C. Green, R. J. Strangeway, Y. Y. Shprits , and D. N. Baker  (2006), Observation of two distinct, rapid loss mechanisms during the 20 November  2003 radiation belt dropout event, J. Geophys. Res., 111, A12216, doi: 10.1029/2006JA011802.

Millan, R. M. and R. M. Thorne (2007), Review of radiation belt relativistic electron loss, J. Atmos. Sol. Terr. Phys., 69, 363-377.

Bortnik, J, and R. M. Thorne (2007), The dual role of ELF/VLF chorus waves in the acceleration and precipitation of radiation belt electrons, J. Atmos. Sol. Terr. Phys., 69, 378-386.

Horne, R. B., R. M. Thorne, S. A. Glauert, N. P. Meredith, D. Pokhotelov, and O. Santolik (2007), Electron acceleration in the Van Allen belts by fast magnetosonic waves, Geophys. Res. Lett., 34, L17107, doi:10.1029/2007GL030267.

Thorne, R. M., Y.Y. Shprits, N. P. Meredith, R. B. Horne, W. Li, and L. R. Lyons (2007), Refilling of the slot region between the inner and outer electron radiation belts during geomagnetic storms, J. Geophys. Res., 112, A06203, doi:10.1029/2006JA012176.

Horne, R. B., R. M. Thorne, S. A Glauert, J. D. Menietti, Y. Y. Shprits, and D. A, Gurnett (2008), Gyro-resonant electron acceleration at Jupiter, Nature Phys., 4, 301.

Bortnik, J., R. M. Thorne, and N. P. Meredith (2008), The unexpected origin of plasmaspheric hiss from discrete chorus emissions, Nature, 452, doi:10.1038/nature06741.