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- 5Alfven Waves
- 5Field Line Resonances
- 2Kelvin-Helmholtz Instability
- 4Rankin, Robert
- 3Tikhonchuk, Vladimir T.
- 2Lu, J. Y.
- 2Marchand, Richard
- 1 Rankin, Robert
- 1Degeling, Alex W.
The process of magnetospheric radiation belt electron transport driven by ULF waves is studied using a 2-D ideal MHD model for ULF waves in the equatorial plane including day/night asymmetry and a magnetopause boundary, and a test kinetic model for equatorially mirroring electrons. We find that...
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...
The three-dimensional, nonlinear evolution of a shear how (or Kelvin-Helmholtz (KH)) instability driven by a large-amplitude shear Alfven wave (SAW) in the Earth's magnetosphere is studied by using numerical solutions to the complete set of ideal magnetohydrodynamic equations. An initial setup is...
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...