The program MODEL calculates the integral or differential fluxes of trapped electrons or protons in Earth's radiation belt by interpolating in one of the AE/AP trapped particle flux maps. The program expects an array of energies, L-values, and B/Bo (magnetic field strength normalized to its equatorial [minimum] value on the field line) values and produces tables of fluxes for these conditions. The specific flux map should be added as BLOCKDATA statement at the end of the program. Fluxes are obtained by first applying a two-dimensional interpolation procedure to the logarithmic fluxes in L x B/Bo space and by then interpolating linearly with energy. Maps available in the BLOCK DATA format include AE-5, AE-6, AE-8, and AP-8.
Availability: On tape (NSSDC ID #PT-11A)
M. J. Teague and J. I. Vette, The Use of the Inner Zone Electron Model AE-5 and Associated Computer Programs, NSSDC 72-11, Greenbelt, Maryland, 1972.
NASA Official: Dr. Robert McGuire, Head of the Space Physics Data Facility
Last Updated: 12 April 2004, NEP