Earth magnetic field fluctuations produced by filamentation instabilities of electromagnetic heater waves
Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
Copyright 1983 by the American Geophysical Union.
Geophysical Research Letters
Volume 10, Issue 10, pages 979–981, October 1983
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(1983), Earth magnetic field fluctuations produced by filamentation instabilities of electromagnetic heater waves. Geophysical Research Letters, 10: 979–981. doi: 10.1029/GL010i010p00979
- Issue published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 11 JUL 1983
- Manuscript Received: 5 MAY 1983
A mechanism associated with the filamentation instabilities of circularly polarized waves is investigated, showing the capability of producing significantly large earth magnetic field fluctuations in addition to ionospheric density fluctuations. This mechanism is suggested as the cause of earth magnetic field fluctuations reported by Stubbe and Kopka (1981) in the ionospheric heating experiments performed at the EISCAT facilities in Tromso, Norway.