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Magnetospheric ULF Waves: Synthesis and New Directions

Monograph

Series: Geophysical Monograph Series Volume: 169

By: Kazue Takahashi (Editor), Peter J Chi (Editor), Richard E Denton (Editor), Robert L Lysak (Editor)

366 pages, illustrations

American Geophysical Union

Hardback | Jan 2006 | #231685 | ISBN: 0875904343
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Ultra-Low-Frequency (ULF) waves pervade the magnetosphere, a region shaped by the Earth's magnetic fieid and filled with an ionized gas known as plasma. As a mechanism for interaction of particles with fields and as a diagnostic tool for probing the structure of the magnetosphere, ULF waves are a rich medium for research and discovery. With new spacecraft and computer simulations, and ground-based magnetometers and radar networks, we have recently expanded our capacity to analyze ULF waves on a global scale with unprecedented precision.

Magnetospheric ULF Waves: Synthesis and New Directions presents state-of-the-art information on ULF waves, and their effect on space weather, from three vantage points:
- Excitation and propagation
- Interaction with plasma and energetic particles
- Magnetospheric diagnostics

Scientists, researchers, and students working in space physics, magnetospheric physics, atmospheric physics, climatoiogy and aeronomy will find Magnetospheric ULF Waves: Synthesis and New Directions an important resource for current and near-future investigations of the Sun-Earth relationship.


Contents

Preface
      Kazue Takahashi, Peter J. Chi, Richard E. Denton, and Robert L. Lysak vii
Introduction
      K. Takahashi, P. J. Chi, R. E. Denton, and R. L. Lysak 1
ULF Waves—A Historical Note
      B. J. Fraser 5
ULF Waves From the Ionosphere to the Outer Planets
      Margaret Galland Kivelson 11
Magnetospheric Plasma Processes During a Sudden Commencement Revealed From a Global MHD Simulation
      Shigeru Fujita and Takashi Tanaka 31
Global MHD Eigenmodes of the Outer Magnetosphere
      Andrew N. Wright and Ian R. Mann 51
MHD Eigenmodes in the Inner Magnetosphere
      Dong-Hun Lee and Kazue Takahashi 73
Theoretical Aspects of Kinetic and Inertial Scale Dispersive Alfvén Waves in Earth’s Magnetosphere
      R. Rankin, C. E. J. Watt, K. Kabin, R. Marchand, J. Y. Lu, and A. Degeling 91
Multi-Satellite Observations of ULF Waves
      Martin Volwerk 109
ULF Waves at Very High Latitudes
      M. J. Engebretson, J. L. Posch, V. A. Pilipenko, and O. M. Chugunova 137
Waves and Instabilities in a Rotating Environment
      K. M. Ferrière  157
A Review of ULF Interactions With Radiation Belt Electrons
      Scot R. Elkington 177
Electromagnetic Ion Cyclotron Waves in the Magnetosphere
      B. J. Fraser, T. M. Loto'aniu, and H. J. Singer 195
Interaction of EMIC Waves With Thermal Plasma and Radiation Belt Particles
      Richard M. Thorne, Richard B. Horne, Vania K. Jordanova, Jacob Bortnik, and Sarah Glauert 213
Using Electron Phase Space Density Signatures to Identify the Electromagnetic Waves Responsible for Accelerating Relativistic Electrons in Earth’s Magnetosphere
      J. C. Green 225
ULF Waves and Auroral Electrons
      C. C. Chaston 239
Ionospheric Signatures of ULF Waves: Passive Radar Techniques
      F. R. Fenrich, C. L. Waters, M. Connors, and C. Bredeson 259
Ionospheric Signatures of ULF Waves: Active Radar Techniques
      T. K. Yeoman, D. M. Wright, and L. J. Baddeley 273
Resonant Cavities and Waveguides in the Ionosphere and Atmosphere
      R. L. Lysak and A. Yoshikawa 289
Magneto-Seismology Using Spacecraft Observations
      R. E. Denton 307
Remote Sensing the Magnetosphere Using Ground-Based Observations of ULF Waves
      C. L. Waters, F. W. Menk, M. F. Thomsen, C. Foster, and F. R. Fenrich 319
ULF Waves in Planetary Magnetospheres
      Karl-Heinz Glassmeier and Jared Espley 341


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