Magnetospheric ULF Waves: A Tutorial with a Historical Perspective

  1. M. J. Engebretson,
  2. K. Takahashi and
  3. M. Scholer
  1. W. Jeffrey Hughes

Published Online: 3 APR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/GM081p0001

Solar Wind Sources of Magnetospheric Ultra-Low-Frequency Waves

Solar Wind Sources of Magnetospheric Ultra-Low-Frequency Waves

How to Cite

Hughes, W. J. (1994) Magnetospheric ULF Waves: A Tutorial with a Historical Perspective, in Solar Wind Sources of Magnetospheric Ultra-Low-Frequency Waves (eds M. J. Engebretson, K. Takahashi and M. Scholer), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/GM081p0001

Author Information

  1. Center for Space Physics, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 3 APR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1994

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875900407

Online ISBN: 9781118663943

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Keywords:

  • Magnetosphere;
  • Radio waves;
  • Solar wind

Summary

This paper introduces basic ideas about magnetospheric ULF waves by tracing the history of research in this field. Special emphasis is placed on the concept of a field line resonance, on the early attempts to find solar wind sources, on the coupling of surface waves to field line resonances, and on cavity modes. In the final section we address differences between groundbased and spacecraft observations and why cavity modes have not yet been observed directly.