Propagation of Oblique E Waves in a Warm Plane Stratified Plasma
Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
Copyright 1970 by the American Geophysical Union.
Volume 5, Issue 1, pages 111–119, January 1970
How to Cite
1970), Propagation of Oblique E Waves in a Warm Plane Stratified Plasma, Radio Sci., 5(1), 111–119, doi:10.1029/RS005i001p00111.(
- Issue published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Received: 5 MAY 1969
In this paper, the propagation of an oblique E-mode electromagnetic wave in a plane stratified collision-free plasma is investigated. A singularity associated with the electric field near the plasma resonance is shown to disappear when the effect of the finite temperature of the plasma is taken into account. By allowing for a weak spatial dispersion, a fourth-order warm-plasma field equation is obtained, and a connection formula based on an analytical continuation of integral solutions is deduced. The connection formula is then applied to the problem of mode coupling between electromagnetic E waves and electrostatic plasma waves.