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Generation and propagation of an electromagnetic pulse in the Trigger experiment and its possible role in electron accelerationInstruments onboard the Trigger payload detected a large-amplitude, low-frequency, electric field pulse which was observed with a time delay consistent only with an electromagnetic wave. A model for this perturbation is constructed, and the associated field-aligned current is calculated as a function of altitude. This experiment may simulate the acceleration mechanism which results in the formation of auroral arcs, and possibly even other events in cosmic plasmas.
Document ID
19810025899
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Kelley, M. C. (Cornell Univ. Ithaca, NY, United States)
Kintner, P. M. (Cornell Univ. Ithaca, NY, United States)
Kudeki, E. (Cornell University Ithaca, N.Y., United States)
Holmgren, G. (Cornell Univ. Ithaca, NY, United States)
Bostrom, R. (Uppsala Ionospheric Observatory, Uppsala, Sweden)
Fahleson, U. V. (Cornell Univ. Ithaca, NY, United States)
Date Acquired
August 11, 2013
Publication Date
October 1, 1980
Publication Information
Publication: Journal of Geophysical Research
Volume: 85
Subject Category
GEOPHYSICS
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NSG-6020
CONTRACT_GRANT: NGR-33-010-161
Distribution Limits
Public
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