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Space Science Reviews

, Volume 132, Issue 2–4, pp 575–591 | Cite as

Plasma Waves in the Hermean Magnetosphere

  • L. G. BlombergEmail author
  • J. A. Cumnock
  • K.-H. Glassmeier
  • R. A. Treumann
Article

Abstract

The Hermean magnetosphere is likely to contain a number of wave phenomena. We briefly review what little is known so far about fields and waves around Mercury. We further discuss a number of possible phenomena, including ULF pulsations, acceleration-related radiation, bow shock waves, bremsstrahlung (or braking radiation), and synchrotron radiation. Finally, some predictions are made as to the likelihood that some of these types of wave emission exist.

Keywords

Mercury Magnetosphere Plasma waves Pulsations Magnetospheric radiation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. G. Blomberg
    • 1
    Email author
  • J. A. Cumnock
    • 1
  • K.-H. Glassmeier
    • 2
  • R. A. Treumann
    • 3
  1. 1.Space and Plasma Physics, School of Electrical EngineeringRoyal Institute of TechnologyStockholmSweden
  2. 2.Institute of Geophysics and Extraterrestrial PhysicsTechnical University of BraunschweigBraunschweigGermany
  3. 3.Geophysics Section, Department of Geophysics and Environmental PhysicsThe University of MunichMunichGermany

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