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- 13Rankin, Robert
- 4Lu, J. Y.
- 4Marchand, Richard
- 4Tikhonchuk, Vladimir T.
- 3Kabin, Konstantin
- 3Watt, Clare E. J.
Fluxgate magnetometers are an essential tool for solar-terrestrial research and monitoring or forecasting space weather. They provide high precision measurements of the Earth’s magnetic fields and can be used to infer the currents that transport energy and momentum through the magnetosphere and...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
A planet's magnetosphere is often very dynamic, undergoing large topological changes in response to high speed (~400 km/s) solar wind intervals, coronal mass ejections, and naturally excited plasma wave modes. Plasma waves are very effective at transporting energy throughout the ...
Increasingly Parallel Pressure Anisotropic Ballooning Instability: A New Mechanism for Magnetospheric Substorm OnsetDownload
Geomagnetic substorms are a process through which energy stored in Earth’s magnetosphere is suddenly and violently released. On the ground, this process is largely observed as a vibrant and dancing display in the aurorae and is well documented, while the sequence of events that occurs in the...