Oblique resonances in the ionosphere
Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
Copyright 1974 by the American Geophysical Union.
Volume 9, Issue 12, pages 1159–1163, December 1974
How to Cite
1974), Oblique resonances in the ionosphere, Radio Sci., 9(12), 1159–1163, doi:10.1029/RS009i012p01159.(
- Issue published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Received: 13 MAY 1974
A new diagnostic tool for space plasmas is presented. The oblique resonance excited by an antenna in a magnetoplasma has been detected in the ionosphere with a rocket experiment. The instrument is simple and consists of a fixed frequency transmitter and a receiver. The resonance cone and its fine structure are used to deduce the plasma density and the electron temperature. The possibility of measuring field-aligned currents is briefly discussed.