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The following are recent publications directly relevant to the BARREL project. For a complete list of publications by members of the Dartmouth Balloon Group, go to


Breneman, A. W., +A. Halford, R. Millan, M. McCarthy, L. Woodger, G. B. Hospodarsky, J.R. Wygant, C.A. Kletzing, D. Malaspina, J. Sample, J. Fennell, C. A. Cattell, J. Goldstein, "Observations of a Global Coherence Scale Modulating Electron Loss Due to Plasmaspheric Hiss", submitted to Nature.
+Woodger, L. A., +A. J. Halford, R. M. Millan, M.P. McCarthy, D. M. Smith, G. Bowers, J.G. Sam- ple, and B. Anderson, "A Summary of the BARREL Campaigns: Technique for studying electron precipitation", submitted to J. of Geophys. Res. Space Physics.
Brito,T., M. K. Hudson, B. Kress, J. Paral, +A. Halford, R. Millan, and M. Usanova, "Simulation of ULF Wave Modulated Radiation Belt Electron Precipitation During the 17 March 2013 Storm", submitted to J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics.
+A. J. Halford, S. L. McGregor, K. R. Murphy, R. M. Millan, M. K. Hudson, L. A. Woodger, C. A. Cattel, A. W. Breneman, I. R. Mann, W. S. Kurth, G. B. Hospodarsky, M. Gkioulidou and J. F. Fennell, "BARREL observations of an ICME-Shock impact with the magnetosphere and the resultant radiation belt electron loss.", J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, doi: 10.1002/2014JA020873, 2015.
Li, Z., R. M. Millan, M. K. Hudson, L. A. Woodger, D. M. Smith, Y. Chen, R. Friedel, J. V. Ro- driguez, M. J. Engebretson, J. Goldstein, J. F. Fennell, and H. E. Spence, "Investigation of EMIC wave scattering as the cause for the BARREL 17 January 2013 relativistic electron precipitation event: A quantitative comparison of simulation with observations", Geophys. Res. Lett., 41, 87228729, doi:10.1002/2014GL062273, 2014.
Blum, L. W., Q. Schiller, X. Li, R. Millan, +A. Halford, and +L. Woodger, "New conjunctive CubeSat and balloon measurements to quantify rapid energetic electron precipitation", Geophys. Res. Lett., 40, 58335837, doi:10.1002/2013GL058546, 2013.
Millan, R. M., et al., The Balloon Array for RBSP Relativistic Electron Losses (BARREL), Space Science Reviews, doi:10.1007/s11214-013-9971-z, 2013.
Millan, R.M., "Understanding relativistic electron losses with BARREL", Journal of Atmospheric and Solar- Terrestrial Physics, doi:10.1016/j.jastp.2011.01.006, 2011.
Millan, R.M., and the BARREL team, "Understanding relativistic electron losses with BARREL", Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, doi:10.1016/j.jastp.2011.01.006, 2011
Millan, R. M., K. B. Yando, J. C. Green, and A. Y. Ukhorskiy, "Spatial distribution of relativistic electron precipitation during a radiation belt depletion event", Geophys. Res. Lett., 37, L20103, doi:10.1029/2010GL044919, 2010
Millan, R. M, and R. M. Thorne, "Review of Radiation Belt Relativistic Electron Losses", J. Atmos. Solar Terr. Physics, 69, 362-377, 2007
Millan, R. M., R. P. Lin, M. P. McCarthy, "Observation of relativistic electron precipitation during a rapid decrease of trapped relativistic electron flux", Geophys. Res. Lett.,34, L10101, doi:10.1029/2006GL028653, 2007

*Student of R. Millan at time of publication
+Postdoc of R. Millan at time of publication