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Nonlinear low frequency (LF) waves - Comets and foreshock phenomenaA review is conducted of LF wave nonlinear properties at comets and in the earth's foreshock, engaging such compelling questions as why there are no cometary cyclotron waves, the physical mechanism responsible for 'dispersive whiskers', and the character of a general description of linear waves. Attention is given to the nonlinear properties of LF waves, whose development is illustrated by examples of waves and their features at different distances from the comet, as well as by computer simulation results. Also discussed is a curious wave mode detected from Comet Giacobini-Zinner, both at and upstream of the bow shock/wave.
Document ID
19930067971
Document Type
Conference Proceedings
Authors
Tsurutani, Bruce T. (JPL Pasadena, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 16, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1991
Subject Category
PLASMA PHYSICS
Distribution Limits
Public
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