Inertial Alfven Waves in the Ionosphere: Theoretical Considerations and Experimental Constraints
2000 (English)In: in Waves in Dusty, Solar and Space Plasmas, ed. F. Verheest, M. Goossens, M. A. Hellberg, and R. Bharuthram, AIP Conf. Proc., Melville, New York, Vol. 537, 356-363 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Perturbations of electric and magnetic fields with periods of the order of 1 second are commonly observed in the auroral region by satellites and sounding rockets. The events are often accompanied by magnetic field aligned electron precipitation. The observations have been interpreted as inertial Alfvén mode waves. A variety of theories, some of which are surveyed here, have been suggested to describe such events. Recent observations of Alfvénic activity by sounding rockets and satellites are presented and their implications for the theoretical models are discussed.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2000. Vol. 537, 356-363 p.
Fusion, Plasma and Space Physics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-95049DOI: 10.1063/1.1324960OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-95049DiVA: diva2:526463
QC 201206192012-05-112012-05-112012-06-19Bibliographically approved