EIC Waves, Double Layers, and Solitary Waves in the Auroral Acceleration Region

  1. Gordon R. Wilson
  1. David Tetreault

Published Online: 18 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/GM062p0091

Modeling Magnetospheric Plasma Processes

Modeling Magnetospheric Plasma Processes

How to Cite

Tetreault, D. (1991) EIC Waves, Double Layers, and Solitary Waves in the Auroral Acceleration Region, in Modeling Magnetospheric Plasma Processes (ed G. R. Wilson), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/GM062p0091

Author Information

  1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1991

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875900285

Online ISBN: 9781118663905

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Keywords:

  • Space plasmas—Mathematical models—Congresses;
  • Magnetosphere—Mathematical models—Congresses

Summary

Electric field fluctuations identified as electrostatic ion cyclotron waves, double layers, and near solitary wave potential structures have been observed in the auroral particle acceleration region by the S3-3 and Viking satellites. We propose here that these electric fields can be explained in terms of a three dimensional model of nonlinear ion hole/clump instability.