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Excitation of electromagnetic ion cyclotron waves under different geomagnetic activities: THEMIS observation and modeling
Zhou, Qinghua; Xiao, Fuliang; Shi, Jiankui; Yang, Chang; He, Yihua; Tang, Lijun; Xiao, FL (reprint author), Changsha Univ Sci & Technol, Sch Phys & Elect Sci, Changsha 410004, Hunan, Peoples R China.
Department空间科学部
Source PublicationJOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SPACE PHYSICS
2013
Volume118Issue:1Pages:340-349
ISSN2169-9380
Language英语
AbstractUnderstanding excitation of electromagnetic ion cyclotron (EMIC) waves remains a considerable scientific challenge in the magnetospheric physics. Here we adopt correlated data from the Thermal Emission Imaging System (THEMIS) spacecraft under low (K-p = 1(+)) and medium (K-p = 4) geomagnetic activities to investigate the favorable conditions for the excitation of EMIC waves. We utilize a sum of bi-Maxwellian components and kappa components to fit the observed ion (6-25 keV) distributions collected by the electrostatic analyzer (ESA) onboard the THEMIS spacecraft. We show that the kappa distribution models better and more smoothly with the observations. Then we evaluate the local growth rate and path-integrated gain of EMIC waves by bi-Maxwellian and kappa distributions, respectively. We demonstrate that the path-integrated wave gain simulated from the kappa distribution is consistent with observations, with intensities 24 dB in H+ band and 33 dB in He+ band. However, bi-Maxwellian distribution tends to overestimate the wave growth rate and path-integrated gain, with intensities 49 dB in H+ band and 48 dB in He+ band. Moreover, compared to the He+ band, a higher proton anisotropy is needed to excite the H+ band waves. The current study presents a further observational support for the understanding of EMIC wave instability under different geomagnetic conditions and suggests that the kappa-type distributions representative of the power law spectra are probably ubiquitous in space plasmas. Citation: Zhou, Q., F. Xiao, J. Shi, C. Yang, Y. He, and L. Tang (2013), Excitation of electromagnetic ion cyclotron waves under different geomagnetic activities: THEMIS observation and modeling, J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 118, 340-349, doi:10.1029/2012JA018325.
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.nssc.ac.cn/handle/122/5041
Collection空间科学部
Corresponding AuthorXiao, FL (reprint author), Changsha Univ Sci & Technol, Sch Phys & Elect Sci, Changsha 410004, Hunan, Peoples R China.
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Zhou, Qinghua,Xiao, Fuliang,Shi, Jiankui,et al. Excitation of electromagnetic ion cyclotron waves under different geomagnetic activities: THEMIS observation and modeling[J]. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SPACE PHYSICS,2013,118(1):340-349.
APA Zhou, Qinghua.,Xiao, Fuliang.,Shi, Jiankui.,Yang, Chang.,He, Yihua.,...&Xiao, FL .(2013).Excitation of electromagnetic ion cyclotron waves under different geomagnetic activities: THEMIS observation and modeling.JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SPACE PHYSICS,118(1),340-349.
MLA Zhou, Qinghua,et al."Excitation of electromagnetic ion cyclotron waves under different geomagnetic activities: THEMIS observation and modeling".JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SPACE PHYSICS 118.1(2013):340-349.
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