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Title: Multi-instrument observations of a large scale Pc4 pulsation
Authors: Clausen, L. B. N.
Yeoman, Tim K.
Behlke, R.
Lucek, E. A.
First Published: 4-Feb-2008
Publisher: Copernicus Publications on behalf of the European Geosciences Union (EGU)
Citation: Annales Geophysicae, 2008, 26 (1), pp. 185-199.
Abstract: On 7 November 2005 various ground based and spaced based instruments registered five wave packets with frequencies in the Pc4 range. The most prominent of the five wave packets was observed in ground based magnetometer data spanning almost all latitudes on the dayside magnetosphere. The propagation from the dayside into the tail is deduced from Poynting flux calculations of Cluster data and an onset time analysis of the ground based magnetometer data. This suggests an upstream source. Backstreaming ions are identified to be the most probable source mechanism for this event. Due to the fortunate configuration of the Cluster satellites, the harmonic structure of the wave is analysed and compared with cross-phase spectra from ground data. We present evidence that the driving wave resonantly interacted with geomagnetic field lines. The data suggests that resonant driving occurred at stations where the driving frequency was harmonically related to the local fundamental frequency, creating FLR-like signatures.
DOI Link: 10.5194/angeo-26-185-2008
ISSN: 0992-7689
Type: Article
Rights: This paper was published as Annales Geophysicae, 2008, 26 (1), pp. 185-199. It is also available from Doi: 10.5194/angeo-26-185-2008 © Author(s) 2008. This work is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
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