Wave-Induced Particle Precipitation from the Magnetosphere and the Associated Ionospheric Perturbations,
STANFORD UNIV CA SPACE TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND RADIOSCIENCE LAB
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A brief review of the gyroresonant wave-induced precipitation of energetic radiation belt particles is presented using the particular case of interactions involving lightning-generated whistler waves as an example. The interaction physics is first discussed in the context of results from a recently developed theoretical model of the whistler-particle scattering process occurring in the magnetosphere. This is followed by a discussion of the Trimpi effect, a particularly sensitive ground-based technique that has recently been increasingly used for detecting ionospheric perturbations produced by whistler-induced energetic particle precipitation from the magnetosphere on L-shells of 2-5.
- Atmospheric Physics