Special Issue "Electromagnetic Waves and Particles in Earth's Radiation Belt"

A special issue of Atmosphere (ISSN 2073-4433). This special issue belongs to the section "Meteorology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2019) | Viewed by 1525

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Anatoly V. Streltsov
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Department of Physical Sciences, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL 32114, USA
Interests: magnetosphere–ionosphere interactions; ULF waves and field-aligned currents; ducting of VLF waves; numerical simulations; wave–particle interactions

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The focus of this Special Issue is the propagation of ULF/VLF/ELF electromagnetic waves in the inhomogeneous, magnetized plasma and interactions between these waves and energetic particles in the Earth’s radiation belt. The interest in these problems is motivated by the novel, frontier physics of wave propagation in highly inhomogeneous, magnetized plasma and by the ability of these waves to interact efficiently with energetic particles in the radiation belts. Recently, complex and expensive space and ground-based experiments have been proposed to further address the understanding of various aspects of radiation belt physics. Obviously, the success of these experiments will strongly depend on a comprehensive and quantitative understanding of wave dynamics and wave–particle interactions in the magnetosphere. We invite papers focusing on theory, modeling, and observations of ULF, VLF, and ELF waves and wave–particle interactions in the Earth’s radiation belt.

Prof. Dr. Anatoly V. Streltsov
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • radiation belt
  • VLF waves
  • wave–particle interactions
  • energetic electrons
  • electromagnetic waves
  • whistler, chorus and hiss.

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Coexistence of Lightning Generated Whistlers, Hiss and Lower Hybrid Noise Observed by e-POP (SWARM-E)–RRI
Atmosphere 2020, 11(2), 177; https://doi.org/10.3390/atmos11020177 - 08 Feb 2020
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Whistler mode waves play a major role in regulating the lifetime of trapped electrons in the Earth’s radiation belts. Specifically, interaction with whistler mode hiss waves is one of the mechanisms that maintains the slot region between the inner and outer radiation belts. [...] Read more.
Whistler mode waves play a major role in regulating the lifetime of trapped electrons in the Earth’s radiation belts. Specifically, interaction with whistler mode hiss waves is one of the mechanisms that maintains the slot region between the inner and outer radiation belts. The generation mechanism of hiss is a topic still under debate with at least three prominent theories present in the literature. Lightning generated whistlers in their ducted or non-ducted modes are considered to be one of the possible sources of hiss. We present a study of new observations from the Radio Receiver Instrument (RRI) on the Enhanced Polar Outflow Probe (ePOP: also known as SWARM-E). RRI consists of two orthogonal dipole antennas, which enables polarization measurements, when the satellite boresight is parallel to the geomagnetic field. Here we present 105 ePOP - RRI events from 2014–2018, in which lightning whistlers(75) and hiss waves(39) were observed. In more than 50% of those whistler observations, hiss found to co-exist. Moreover, the whistler observations are correlated with observations of wave power at the lower-hybrid resonance. The observations and a whistler mode ray-tracing study suggest that multiple-hop lightning induced whistlers can be a source of hiss and plasma instabilities in the magnetosphere. Full article
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