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The adiabatic drift-resonant interaction between relativistic, equatorially mirroring electrons and narrowband, Pc 5 ultra low frequency (ULF) waves in the magnetosphere is investigated using a time-dependent magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) wave model. Attention is focused on the effect of a ULF wave...
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...