Theory of Wave Propagation Within the Magnetosphere

  • Hans Volland
Part of the Physics and Chemistry in Space book series (SPACE, volume 11)


Electromagnetic and hydromagnetic waves can be excited within the magnetosphere either by solar wind—magnetospheric interaction or by internal instabilities. Electromagnetic pulses generated by lightning events can propagate through the magnetosphere along the geomagnetic field lines and can be observed on the ground and within the magnetosphere. In the next two chapters, we present a short introduction into the theory of wave propagation through a magnetoactive plasma, followed by a brief discussion of observed wave phenomena in the magnetosphere.


Geomagnetic Pulsation Transmission Line Model Geomagnetic Field Line Magnetoactive Plasma Dynamo Region 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hans Volland
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  1. 1.Radioastronomisches InstitutUniversität BonnBonnGermany

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