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Suppression of auroral kilometric radiation by an HF heating facility

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The results of a joint experiment using the Tromsø heating facility and the INTERBALL-2 satellite are presented. It is shown that fluxes of accelerated ionospheric electrons reach an altitude of 11200 km, suppressing the auroral kilometric radiation. The timescales of the observed phenomena are estimated and possible physical mechanisms are discussed.

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Original Russian Text © M.M. Mogilevsky, D.V. Chugunin, I.L. Moiseenko, T.V. Romantsova, 2014, published in Kosmicheskie Issledovaniya, 2014, Vol. 52, No. 1, pp. 71–74.

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Mogilevsky, M.M., Chugunin, D.V., Moiseenko, I.L. et al. Suppression of auroral kilometric radiation by an HF heating facility. Cosmic Res 52, 68–71 (2014).

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