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- 5Rankin, Robert
- 5Samson, John C.
- 3Tikhonchuk, Vladimir T.
- 1Donovan, Eric
- 1Frycz, P.
- 1Kabin, Konstantin
Significant populations of electrons with energies of tens of keV appear in the Earth's inner central plasma sheet during the substorm expansion phase. Increasing observational evidence indicates that these injections begin at a radially narrow but azimuthally extended transition between very...
Using 1D Vlasov drift-kinetic computer simulations, it is shown that electron trapping in long period standing shear Alfvén waves (SAWs) provides an efficient energy sink for wave energy that is much more effective than Landau damping. It is also suggested that the plasma environment of low...
Existing theories do not explain large parallel electric fields that are associated with keV electron precipitation in auroral arcs. The MHD electron response results in an electrical conductivity in the low altitude magnetosphere that is two orders of magnitude greater than is required. We...
Dispersive effects in field line resonances (FLRs) are discussed in the context of potential structures, parallel currents, and auroral density cavities observed by the FAST satellite. Our model includes the Earth's dipole magnetic field, and accounts for electron inertia, electron thermal...
Compressional Alfvén waves in the terrestrial magnetospheric cavity constitute a discrete spectrum of global modes which can resonate with specific components of the continuum spectrum of shear Alfvén wave (SAW) field line resonant frequencies. We investigate the effect of the ponderomotive force...