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On the equatorward phase propagation of high-m ULF pulsations observed by radars
KTH, School of Electrical Engineering (EES), Space and Plasma Physics.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-2422-5426
2009 (English)In: Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, ISSN 1364-6826, Vol. 71, no 16, 1677-1680 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

An often observed and still unexplained feature of the high-m Alfven waves in the terrestrial magnetosphere is their equatorward phase motion, in contrast with low-m waves. We suggest an explanation of this fact in terms of a model of wave excitation by an azimuthally drifting particle inhomogeneity injected during substorm activity. The azimuthal direction of the phase velocity coincides with that of the cloud. If the drift velocity increases with the radial coordinate, the particle cloud is stretched into spiral in the equatorial plane which leads to a radial component of the phase velocity directed toward Earth, that is, an equatorward phase propagation.

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2009. Vol. 71, no 16, 1677-1680 p.
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ULF waves, Wave-particle interaction, Radars, Plasma drift, standing alfven waves, field line resonances, hydromagnetic-waves, axisymmetrical magnetosphere, geomagnetic-pulsations, earths, magnetosphere, plasma inhomogeneity, energetic particles, growth, sabre
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-18906DOI: 10.1016/j.jastp.2008.09.001ISI: 000271249000010ScopusID: 2-s2.0-70349764855OAI: diva2:336953
QC 20100525Available from: 2010-08-05 Created: 2010-08-05 Last updated: 2011-01-12Bibliographically approved

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