Lower-hybrid waves generated by anomalous Doppler resonance in auroral plasmas
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This paper describes sonic aspects of lower-hybrid wave activity in space plasmas. Lower-hybrid waves are particularly important since they can transfer energy efficiently between electrons and ions in a collisionless magnetized plasma. We consider the 'fan' or anomalous Doppler resonance instability driven by energetic electron tails and show that it is responsible for the generation of lower-hybrid waves. We also demonstrate that observations of their intensity are sufficient to drive the modulational instability.
Bingham , R , Cairns , R A , Vorgul , I & Shapiro , V D 2010 , ' Lower-hybrid waves generated by anomalous Doppler resonance in auroral plasmas ' Journal of Plasma Physics , vol. 76 , no. Special Issue 3-4 , pp. 539-546 . DOI: 10.1017/S002237780999078X
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