Plasma waves related to mini-magnetospheres over lunar magnetic anomalies observed by LRS/WFC onboard KAGUYA

Yoshiya Kasahara, Sunao Kitaguchi, Yoshitaka Goto, Kozo Hashimoto, Yoshiharu Omura, Hirotsugu Kojima, Takayuki Ono, Masaki N. Nishino, Yoshifumi Saito, Hideo Tsunakawa

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Abstract

Although the moon has basically an unmagnetized body, there are number of magnetic anomalies and presence of mini-magnetosphere is suggested over the anomalies. The LRS/WFC onboard KAGUYA, a Japanese lunar orbiter, frequently observed intense wave activities below several kHz over these magnetic anomalies at altitude range below 100 km. It was found that the spatial distribution of plasma wave clearly corresponds to the magnetic anomalies and also depends on the solar wind parameters. We also introduce characteristics of the plasma waves and relationship between wave and particle features.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 30th URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium, URSIGASS 2011
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Nov 21
Event2011 30th URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium, URSIGASS 2011 - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 2011 Aug 132011 Aug 20

Publication series

Name2011 30th URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium, URSIGASS 2011

Other

Other2011 30th URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium, URSIGASS 2011
CountryTurkey
CityIstanbul
Period11/8/1311/8/20

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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