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Observations of Alfvén Ionospheric Resonances on the Earth's Surface


The paper briefly reviews the preliminary results of observations of Alfvén ionospheric resonances performed in the northern Carpathian Mountains (south-eastern Poland) by the Cracow Schumann Resonances Group. The results confirm the simple models proposed recently by Lysak and Sentman.

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Kulak, A., Maslanka, K., Michalec, A. et al. Observations of Alfvén Ionospheric Resonances on the Earth's Surface. Studia Geophysica et Geodaetica 43, 399–406 (1999).

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  • ULF magnetic fields
  • terrestrial resonant MHD cavity