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Low-Frequency Waves in Space Plasmas


Series: Geophysical Monograph Series Volume: 216

By: Andreas Keiling (Author), Dong-Hun Lee (Author), Valery Nakariakov (Author)

528 pages, colour illustrations

American Geophysical Union

Hardback | Jun 2016 | #231147 | ISBN-13: 9781119054955
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Low-frequency waves in space plasmas have been studied for several decades, and our knowledge gain has been incremental with several paradigm-changing leaps forward. In our solar system, such waves occur in the ionospheres and magnetospheres of planets, and around our Moon. They occur in the solar wind, and more recently, they have been confirmed in the Sun's atmosphere as well. The goal of wave research is to understand their generation, their propagation, and their interaction with the surrounding plasma. Low-frequency Waves in Space Plasmas presents a concise and authoritative up-to-date look on where wave research stands: What have we learned in the last decade? What are unanswered questions?

While in the past waves in different astrophysical plasmas have been largely treated in separate books, the unique feature of Low-Frequency Waves in Space Plasmas is that it covers waves in many plasma regions, including:
- Waves in geospace, including ionosphere and magnetosphere
- Waves in planetary magnetospheres
- Waves at the Moon
- Waves in the solar wind
- Waves in the solar atmosphere

Because of the breadth of topics covered, this volume should appeal to a broad community of space scientists and students, and it should also be of interest to astronomers/astrophysicists who are studying space plasmas beyond our Solar System.


Contributors vii
      A. Keiling, D.-H. Lee, and V. Nakariakovxi

Section I: Ionosphere 1
1 Energetic Particle-Driven ULF Waves in the Ionosphere
      T. K. Yeoman, M. K. James, D. Yu. Klimushkin, and P. N. Mager 3
2 ULF Waves and Transients in the Topside Ionosphere
      V. A. Pilipenko and B. Heilig 15
3 Low-Frequency Waves in HF Heating of the Ionosphere
      A. S. Sharma, B. Eliasson, G. M. Mlikh, A. Najmi, K. Papadopoulos, X. Shao, and A. Vartanyan 31

Section II: Inner Magnetosphere 51
4 ULF Waves in the Inner Magnetosphere
      K. Takahashi 53
5 EMIC Waves in the Inner Magnetosphere
      M. E. Usanova, I. R. Mann, and F. Darrouzet 65
6 Relationship between Chorus and Plasmaspheric Hiss Waves
      J. Bortnik, L. Chen, W. Li, R. M. Thorne, Y. Nishimura, V. Angelopoulos, and C. A. Kletzing 79

Section III: Auroral Region 99
7 ULF Waves above the Nightside Auroral Oval during Substorm Onset
      I. J. Rae and C. E. J. Watt 101
8 Relationship between Alfvén Wave and Quasi-Static Acceleration in Earth’s Auroral Zone
      Fabrice Mottez 121

Section IV: Magnetotail 139
9 ULF Wave Modes in the Earth’s Magnetotail
      M. Volwerk 141
10 MHD Oscillations in the Earth’s Magnetotail: Theoretical Studies
      A. S. Leonovich, V. A. Mazur, and D. A. Kozlov 161
11 Low-Frequency Waves in the Tail Reconnection Region
      I. Shinohara, M. Fujimoto, T. Nagai, S. Zenitani, and H. Kojima 181

Section V: Magnetopause 193
12 ULF Waves at the Magnetopause
      F. Plaschke 195
13 Role of Low-Frequency Boundary Waves in the Dynamics of the Dayside Magnetopause and the Inner Magnetosphere
      K.-J. Hwang and D. G. Sibeck 213

Section VI: Solar Wind 241
14 MHD Waves in the Solar Wind
      L. Ofman 243
15 Ion Cyclotron Waves in the Solar Wind
      H. Y. Wei, L. K. Jian, C. T. Russell, and N. Omidi 253
16 Low Frequency Waves at and Upstream of Collisionless Shocks
      L. B. Wilson, III 269

Section VII: Moon 293
17 ULF/ELF Waves in Near-Moon Space
      Tomoko Nakagawa 295
18 Upstream Waves and Particles at the Moon
      Y. Harada and J. S. Halekas 307

Section VIII: Planetary Magnetospheres 323
19 ULF Waves at Mercury
      E.-H. Kim, S. A. Boardsen, J. R. Johnson, and J. A. Slavin 325
20 Ultra-Low-Frequency Waves at Venus and Mars
      E. Dubinin and M. Fraenz 343
21 A Review of the Low-Frequency Waves in the Giant Magnetospheres
      P. A. Delamere 365

Section IX: Solar Corona 379
22 Global Coronal Waves
      P. F. Chen 381
23 Waves in Solar Coronal Loops
      T. J. Wang 395
24 MHD Waves in Coronal Holes
      D. Banerjee and S. Krishna Prasad 419

Section X: Solar Photosphere and Chromosphere 431
25 MHD Wave Modes Resolved in Fine-Scale Chromospheric Magnetic Structures
      G. Verth and D. B. Jess 433
26 Ultra-High-Resolution Observations of MHD Waves in Photospheric Magnetic Structures
      D. B. Jess and G. Verth 449
27 MHD Wave in Sunspots
      Robert Sych 467
28 p-Mode Interaction with Sunspots
      P. S. Cally, H. Moradi, and S. P. Rajaguru 489

Index 503

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