Plasma characteristics determined by the Freja electric field instrument
1994 (English)In: Space Science Reviews, ISSN 00386308 (ISSN), Vol. 70, no 3-4, 593-602 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A new approach to the study of ionospheric plasma characteristics is presented using data from the Freja double probe electric field instrument. Plasma characteristics are derived from continuous measurements of the satellite potential and from intermittent Langmuir sweeps. These provide information on both relative variations in the plasma density and absolute density and temperature, useful for comparisons with other plasma measurements on Freja, and essential for the interpretation of the electric field measurements. The on-board memory makes it possible to obtain full-orbit coverage of this type of information, which is a new feature of the Freja measurements. The memory is also used for high time resolution Langmuir sweeps which allow for the first time detailed studies of the time behavior of the probe response and computation of the probe-plasma capacitance. Comparisons are also made with similar measurements on earlier missions. Â© 1994 Kluwer Academic Publishers.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
1994. Vol. 70, no 3-4, 593-602 p.
Fusion, Plasma and Space Physics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-91725DOI: 10.1007/BF00756888OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-91725DiVA: diva2:511089
Correspondence Address: Lindqvist, P.-A.; AlfvÃ©n Laboratory, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden NR 201408052012-03-202012-03-202012-03-20Bibliographically approved