Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 129, Issue 1, pp 123–129 | Cite as

Nonlinear shift of wave parameters of whistlers in the ionosphere

  • S. N. Paul
  • G. C. Das
  • A. K. Sur
  • B. Chakraborty


The expression for nonlinear shift of a wave number of a whistler wave propagating through the ionosphere has been derived and the results have been discussed. It is seen that nonlinear shift of a wave number of a whistler is significant in some physical situations. From numerical estimations it is observed that wave number shifts of a whistler for both the LCP and RCP waves become significant when the frequency of the waves are nearly equal to the ion-cyclotron frequency.


Numerical Estimation Physical Situation Wave Parameter Whistler Wave Number Shift 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. N. Paul
    • 1
  • G. C. Das
    • 1
  • A. K. Sur
    • 1
  • B. Chakraborty
    • 1
  1. 1.Plasma Physics Group, Department of MathematicsJadavpur UniversityCalcuttaIndia

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