Stimulation of plasma waves in the magnetosphere using satellite JIKIKEN (EXOS-B)

H. Oya, T. Ono

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The stimulated plasma wave experiment (SPW) has been successfully carried out in the plasmasphere and the magnetosphere along the JIKIKEN (EXOS-B) satellite orbit where the plasma parameters indicate wide variety of the combination of the electron number density, ranging from 1/cc to 104/cc, and the electron cyclotron frequency, ranging from 6 kHz to 200 kHz. The upper hybrid resonances FUHR usually persists for long periods up to 125 msec and the electron cyclotron resonances nFH are stimulated at frequencies with the very high harmonic number n; sometimes, the nFH resonance takes place for n=47. All the features of the resonances including FOn reflect the characteristics of the magnetospheric plasma that contains the energetic and non-Maxwellian components of the particles. The measurement of the plasma resonance contributes to the detection of the local electron density and the magnetic field intensity. The mode of the propagating radio waves is also determined being compared with the observed local plasma resonance frequency Fp.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)217-220
Number of pages4
JournalAdvances in Space Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Geophysics
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)


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