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- 13Rankin, Robert
- 4Lu, J. Y.
- 4Marchand, Richard
- 4Tikhonchuk, Vladimir T.
- 3Kabin, Konstantin
- 3Watt, Clare E. J.
Charged particle behavior in the growth and damping stages of ultralow frequency waves: Theory and Van Allen Probes observationsDownload
Ultralow frequency (ULF) electromagnetic waves in Earth's magnetosphere can accelerate charged particles via a process called drift resonance. In the conventional drift resonance theory, a default assumption is that the wave growth rate is time independent, positive, and extremely small. However,...
We introduce a new methodology that allows the construction of wave frequency distributions due to growing incoherent whistler-mode waves in the magnetosphere. The technique combines the equations of geometric optics (i.e., raytracing) with the equation of transfer of radiation in an anisotropic...
Two flybys of Mercury by the NASA MESSENGER spacecraft on January 14 and October 6, 2008 provide insight into the spatial distribution of the heavy ion exosphere around the planet. The relatively quiet solar wind conditions and interplanetary magnetic field (IMF) orientation allow us to compare...
Deformation and evolution of solar wind discontinuities through their interactions with the Earth's bow shockDownload
Kabin, Konstantin, Keika, Kunihiro, Rankin, Robert, Carr, C. M., Carlson, C. W., Glassmeier, Karl-Heinz, Magnes, Werner, Lucek, Elizabeth, McFadden, J. P., Dandouras, Iannis, Auster, H. U., Sibeck, D. G., Fornacon, K.-H., Angelopoulos, Vassilis, Baumjohann, W., Nakamura, Rumi
The present study examines the interaction of solar wind discontinuities with the Earth's bow shock, using multipoint observations in the magnetosheath by Time History of Events and Macroscale Interactions During Substorms (THEMIS), Cluster, and Double Star TC1. We focus on the deformation and...
A two-dimensional nonlinear multi-fluid MHD model of the ionosperic Alfven resonator is presented. The resonator is excited by a packet of shear Alfven waves propagating downward toward the ionosphere from high altitudes. It is shown that the nonlinear (ponderomotive) force of standing...
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...
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...
We investigate parallel electron acceleration due to inertial Alfven wave pulses in the presence of Lorentzian ( kappa) distribution functions which possess high-energy tails. A linear kinetic dispersion relation for inertial Alfven waves is derived whose solutions are used to guide the analysis...
On the basis of magnetohydrodynamic simulation results for northward interplanetary magnetic field ( IMF) and significant dipole tilt, we describe internal reconnection processes that occur earthward of the magnetopause subsequent to magnetopause reconnection. We discuss the associated...
Self‐consistent electron acceleration due to inertial Alfvén wave pulsesournal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 110(A10), [ppDownload
We present self-consistent kinetic simulations of the electron response to finite duration shear Alfven wave pulses in a magnetized plasma. In Earth's magnetosphere, the evidence suggests that parallel electric fields in inertial scale shear Alfven waves can accelerate electrons in the...