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Waves in the Plasmasphere — 3. Ion Cyclotron Whistlers

  • A. D. M. Walker
Part of the Physics and Chemistry in Space Planetology book series (SPACE, volume 24)

Abstract

A wave propagation theorist, on encountering the ion cyclotron whistler, cannot fail to be fascinated. Precise observational evidence and a satisfying theoretical treatment involving the understanding of several esoteric features of plasma wave propagation theory justify the devotion of a separate chapter to this phenomenon. Although the ion cyclotron whistler is not a major denizen of the plasma wave jungle it is one of the most interesting.

Keywords

Magnetic Field Direction Whistler Wave Idealize Trace Uniform Medium Longitudinal Propagation 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. D. M. Walker
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of NatalDurbanSouth Africa

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