Study on plasma waves and electron density profile around the moon observed by KAGUYA in the solar wind

Yoshiya Kasahara, Kazuya Kanatani, Yoshitaka Goto, Kozo Hashimoto, Yoshiharu Omura, Masaki N. Nishino, Hideo Tsunakawa, Takayuki Ono

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Abstract

The moon has basically no intrinsic magnetic field and atmosphere, and plasma cavity called 'Lunar Wake'' is created just behind the moon in the solar wind. Electrons which collided with moon surface are supposed to be carried toward downstream region of solar wind forming unique electron density distribution around the moon. In the present paper, we study electron density profile around the moon at nominal altitude of KAGUYA (∼100km) in the solar wind controlled by the parameters such as IMF direction and solar wind velocity.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 31th URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium, URSI GASS 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781467352253
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Oct 17
Event31st General Assembly and Scientific Symposium of the International Union of Radio Science, URSI GASS 2014 - Beijing, China
Duration: 2014 Aug 162014 Aug 23

Publication series

Name2014 31th URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium, URSI GASS 2014

Other

Other31st General Assembly and Scientific Symposium of the International Union of Radio Science, URSI GASS 2014
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period14/8/1614/8/23

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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