Akebono observations of EMIC waves in the slot region of the radiation belts

K. Sakaguchi, Y. Kasahara, M. Shoji, Y. Omura, Y. Miyoshi, T. Nagatsuma, A. Kumamoto, A. Matsuoka

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This paper describes a unique observation of electromagnetic ion cyclotron (EMIC) waves in the deep inner magnetosphere at L = 2.5 - 5 made by the Akebono satellite at altitudes of 3,300 - 8,700 km. The mode conversion, i.e., L mode (He+ band) → R mode (He+ band) → L mode (O + band) was clearly identified from the equator to high latitudes. In addition, we found rising tone structures, recently identified as EMIC triggered emissions, which could lead to bursty precipitation of relativistic electrons. First, we estimated the ion composition ratio (H+, He +, O+) = (83%, 16%, 1%) from polarization analysis. Second, we estimated minimum resonant electron energies with the observed EMIC waves and triggered emissions to be ∼1-10 MeV. The satellite trajectory during the wave observation was primarily through the slot region of electron radiation belts. The collocation implies possible contribution of EMIC waves to formation of the slot region of radiation belts after a magnetic storm. Key Points Observations of EMIC waves in the slot region of radiation belts Ion composition ratio is estimated by wave polarization EMIC triggering emissions could lead to bursty precipitation of electrons

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)5587-5591
ページ数5
ジャーナルGeophysical Research Letters
40
21
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2013 11月 16

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 地球物理学
  • 地球惑星科学(全般)

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