Polarization measurement of Auroral Kilometric Radiation by INTERBALL-2 satellite

  • Zhao Zhengyu
  • Xie Shuguo
  • Shi Xinqing
  • Lefeuvre F 


Preliminary analyses of low and high resolution data are presented from the polar plasma waves measured on board INTERBALL-2 satellite in three frequency bands: ELF (5–1000 Hz), VLF(1–20 kHz) and LF (20–260 kHz). The propagation and polarization characteristics of the Auroral Kilometric Radiation (AKR) emission are estimated and studied. The obtained result shows that R-X and L-O modes of AKR emission just above source regions are found. The propagation characteristics are also determined: wave normal directions weakly oblique or quasi-parallel to the earth magnetic field direction.

Key words

INTERBALL-2 satellite AKR polarization characteristic 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zhao Zhengyu
    • 1
  • Xie Shuguo
    • 1
  • Shi Xinqing
    • 1
  • Lefeuvre F 
    • 2
  1. 1.College of Electronic InformationWuhan UniversityWuhanChina
  2. 2.LPCE/CNRS ORLEANS Cedex 02France

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