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Characteristics of low-harmonic magnetosonic waves in the Earth’s inner magnetosphere

Abstract Magnetosonic (MS) waves are electromagnetic waves that play important roles in the acceleration and scattering of radiation belt electrons. However, previous statistical analyses of the global MS wave distribution were mainly restricted to magnetic field measurements. In this study, we first report a low-harmonic MS wave event observed only by the electric field instrument of Van Allen Probes. The MS wave frequencies follow the local proton gyrofrequency (fcp), which suggests the characteristics of nearly local gene ...

Teng, S.; Liu, N.; Ma, Q.; Tao, X.;

YEAR: 2021     DOI:

Low-frequency magnetosonic wave; wave generation; Magnetosonic wave spectra; Van Allen Probes