Accession Number:

ADP005697

Title:

Wave-Induced Particle Precipitation from the Magnetosphere and the Associated Ionospheric Perturbations,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

STANFORD UNIV CA SPACE TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND RADIOSCIENCE LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1987-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE