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Internal structure and spatial dimensions of whistler wave regions in the magnetopause boundary layer
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2007 (English)In: Annales Geophysicae, ISSN 0992-7689, E-ISSN 1432-0576, Vol. 25, no 11, 2439-2451 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We use whistler waves observed close to the magnetopause as an instrument to investigate the internal structure of the magnetopause-magnetosheath boundary layer. We find that this region is characterized by tube-like structures with dimensions less than or comparable with an ion inertial length in the direction perpendicular to the ambient magnetic field. The tubes are revealed as they constitute regions where whistler waves are generated and propagate. We believe that the region containing tube-like structures extend several Earth radii along the magnetopause in the boundary layer. Within the presumed wave generating regions we find current structures moving at the whistler wave group velocity in the same direction as the waves.

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2007. Vol. 25, no 11, 2439-2451 p.
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magnetospheric physics (Magnetopause cusp and boundary layers, Plasma waves and instabilities), Space plasma physics (Wave-particle interactions)
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Physical Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-37198ISI: 000251998900015ScopusID: 2-s2.0-36749031721OAI: diva2:432544
Available from: 2011-08-04 Created: 2011-08-04 Last updated: 2011-08-04Bibliographically approved

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