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- 15Marchand, Richard
- 15Rankin, Robert
- 9Lu, J. Y.
- 5Kabin, Konstantin
- 4Tikhonchuk, Vladimir T.
- 3Clauer, C. Robert
- 5Shear Alfven Waves
- 4Field Line Resonances
- 3Global Mhd Modeling
- 2Alfven Waves
Electrodynamics of magnetosphere‐ionosphere coupling and feedback on magnetospheric field line resonancesDownload
We present a new dynamic model that describes coupling between standing inertial or ion-acoustic-gyroradius-scale shear Alfven waves, compressional modes, and auroral density disturbances. The model is applied to the excitation of field line resonances (FLRs) in dipolar and stretched geomagnetic...
Open‐closed field line boundary position: A parametric study using an MHD modelournal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 109(A5), [ppDownload
In this paper we investigate the effect of changes in the interplanetary magnetic field ( IMF), solar wind dynamic pressure, and dipole tilt angle on the position of the ionospheric projection of the open-closed field line boundary (OCB) in a magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) model. We carry out a large...
Diffraction, self‐focusing, and the geometrical optics limit in laser produced plasmas
The effect of diffraction on the self‐modulation of an intense laser beam in an initially uniform hydrogen plasma is investigated. A formalism is used in which the diffraction term in the paraxial wave equation can be arbitrarily reduced by the use of a weight factor ι. In the limit where ι...
Dynamic response of Earth's magnetosphere to By reversalsournal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 108(A3), [ppDownload
In this paper we use a three-dimensional magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) model to study the response of the magnetosphere-ionosphere system to a sudden change in the sign of the By component of the interplanetary magnetic field. We find that after such a change the magnetosphere responds as a linear...
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...
An approximate model derived by Hutchinson (2008a), describing the interaction between the solar wind and the Moon, is applied to describe plasma in the lunar wake. The model accounts for plasma entering the wake region from two tangent points around the Moon. Cylindrical geometry is assumed,...
The propagating source method for solving the time-dependent Boltzmann equation describing particle propagation in a magnetically turbulent medium is extended to a more realistic case that includes focusing and adiabatic deceleration. The solutions correspond to beam propagation in the solar...
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...
A new interactive M-I coupling model that describes the dynamic interaction between magnetospheric dispersive waves, compressional modes, and auroral electron precipitations is applied to investigate the geomagnetic electromagnetic pulsations observed in Earth's magnetosphere in terms of...
Self‐focusing and ion wave generation in laser‐produced plasmas
Two‐dimensional hydrodynamic simulations of laser light self‐focusing in a hydrogen plasma are presented. The simulation code includes a model for laser beam propagation which accounts for inverse bremsstrahlung absorption, refraction, diffraction, and ponderomotive forces. A Gaussian hot spot,...