Accession Number : ADA255002
Title : Observations of Correlated Broadband Electrostatic Noise and Electron Cyclotron Emissions in the Plasma Sheet
Descriptive Note : Technical rept.
Corporate Author : AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CA TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS
Personal Author(s) : Roeder, J L ; Angelopoulos, V ; Baumjohann, W ; Anderson, R R
Report Date : 15 Nov 1991
Pagination or Media Count : 13
Abstract : Electric field wave observations in the central plasma sheet of the earth's magnetosphere show the correlated occurrence of broadband electrostatic noise and electrostatic electron cyclotron harmonic emissions. A model is proposed in which the broadband emissions are electron acoustic waves generated by an observed low energy electron beam, and the cyclotron emissions are generated by the hot electron loss cone instability. The high degree of correlation between the two emissions is provided in the model by the presence of the cold electron beam population, which allows both of the plasma instabilities to grow.
Descriptors : *CYCLOTRONS , EMISSION , MODELS , ACOUSTIC WAVES , OBSERVATION , ENERGY , HARMONICS , ELECTRIC FIELDS , POPULATION , ELECTRONS , ELECTRON BEAMS , CORRELATION , LOW ENERGY , PLATES , COLORS , BROADBAND , ACOUSTICS , NOISE , INSTABILITY , ELECTROSTATICS , MAGNETOSPHERE , REPRODUCTION
Subject Categories : Electromagnetic Shielding
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE