A Comparison of Plasma Waves Produced by Ion Accelerators in the F-Region Ionosphere

  1. Tom Chang,
  2. M. K. Hudson,
  3. J. R. Jasperse,
  4. R. G. Johnson,
  5. P. M. Kintner and
  6. M. Schulz
  1. P. M. Kintner1,
  2. J. Labelle1,
  3. W. Scales1,
  4. R. Erlandson2 and
  5. L. J. Cahill Jr.2

Published Online: 21 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/GM038p0206

Ion Acceleration in the Magnetosphere and Ionosphere

Ion Acceleration in the Magnetosphere and Ionosphere

How to Cite

Kintner, P. M., Labelle, J., Scales, W., Erlandson, R. and Cahill, L. J. (1986) A Comparison of Plasma Waves Produced by Ion Accelerators in the F-Region Ionosphere, in Ion Acceleration in the Magnetosphere and Ionosphere (eds T. Chang, M. K. Hudson, J. R. Jasperse, R. G. Johnson, P. M. Kintner and M. Schulz), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/GM038p0206

Author Information

  1. 1

    School of Electrical Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853

  2. 2

    School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1986

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875900636

Online ISBN: 9781118664216

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Keywords:

  • Magnetosphere—Congresses;
  • Ionosphere—Congresses;
  • Ion flow dynamics—Congresses;
  • Space plasmas—Congresses

Summary

Ion beams injected into the ionosphere are known to produce waves related to the normal modes of the plasma. In this paper we examine the spectra of plasma waves produced during four sounding rocket experiments. The experimental conditions were somewhat different during each experiment. The accelerated ion was either Xe+ or Ar+ and the experimental geometry, described by the separation vector between the plasma wave receiver and the ion accelerator, was either parallel or perpendicular to thegeomagnetic field.