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- 4Lu, J. Y.
- 4Marchand, Richard
- 4Rankin, Robert
- 3Tikhonchuk, Vladimir T.
- 2Kabin, Konstantin
- 1Donovan, E. F.
Magnetospheric field‐line resonances: Ground‐based observations and modelingournal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 110(A10), [ppDownload
We present theory and ground-based observations of field-line resonances (FLRs) excited in Earth's magnetosphere. Three FLR observations are reported, which correspond to large-scale standing shear Alfven wave (SAW) oscillations on nightside field lines extending from premidnight to close to...
It is shown that perpendicular gradients in shear Alfvén wave (SAW) dispersion regulate the localization of wave power on nightside geomagnetic L-shells where narrow Field Line Resonances (FLRs) form. We estimate the timescale for this process, ω0tc = 1/equation image, and demonstrate that it is...
Ionospheric electron heating by resonant standing shear Alfvén waves in Earth's magnetosphere is investigated. It is demonstrated that in field line resonances (FLRs), electron heating by Alfvén waves produces ionization and large changes in the ionospheric Pedersen conductivity. This leads to a...