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In Situ Measurements in the Auroral Plasma

  • Götz Paschmann
  • Stein Haaland
  • Rudolf Treumann
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Part of the Space Science Series of ISSI book series (SSSI, volume 15)

Abstract

In this chapter, we turn our attention to observations of the plasma physical processes occurring within the auroral acceleration regions. This includes acceleration processes: electric field formation, particle acceleration; dissipation processes: wave-particle interactions, wave growth, radiation; and energy transfer processes: magnetospheric/ionospheric coupling, Alfvén waves. In Chapter 2, we summarized the visible manifestations of these processes; here, using the theoretical tools provided in Chapter 3, we study the underlying plasma physics.

Keywords

Plasma Sheet Magnetic Local Time Alfven Wave Parallel Electric Field Poynting Flux 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Götz Paschmann
    • 1
    • 2
  • Stein Haaland
    • 1
    • 2
  • Rudolf Treumann
    • 2
  1. 1.International Space Science InstituteBernSwitterland
  2. 2.Max-Planck-Institutfür Extraterrestrische PhysikGarchingGermany

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