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Poynting vector and wave vector directions of equatorial chorus

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    0472232 - UFA-U 2017 RIV US eng J - Článek v odborném periodiku
    Taubenschuss, Ulrich - Santolík, Ondřej - Breuillard, H. - Li, W. - Le Contel, O.
    Poynting vector and wave vector directions of equatorial chorus.
    Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics. Roč. 121, č. 12 (2016), s. 11912-11928. ISSN 2169-9380
    Grant CEP: GA ČR(CZ) GA14-31899S; GA MŠk(CZ) LH15304
    Grant ostatní:AV ČR(CZ) AP1401
    Program:Akademická prémie - Praemium Academiae
    Institucionální podpora: RVO:68378289
    Klíčová slova: whistler-mode waves * Earth's inner magnetosphere * Van Allen probes * plasmaspheric hiss * magnetic reconnection * outer magnetosphere * source region * emissions * propagation * THEMIS
    Kód oboru RIV: BL - Fyzika plazmatu a výboje v plynech
    Impakt faktor: 2.733, rok: 2016

    We present new results on wave vectors and Poynting vectors of chorus rising and falling tones on the basis of 6 years of THEMIS (Time History of Events and Macroscale Interactions during Substorms) observations. The majority of wave vectors is closely aligned with the direction of the ambient magnetic field (B-0). Oblique wave vectors are confined to the magnetic meridional plane, pointing away from Earth. Poynting vectors are found to be almost parallel to B-0. We show, for the first time, that slightly oblique Poynting vectors are directed away from Earth for rising tones and toward Earth for falling tones. For the majority of lower band chorus elements, the mutual orientation between Poynting vectors and wave vectors can be explained by whistler mode dispersion in a homogeneous collisionless cold plasma. Upper band chorus seems to require inclusion of collisional processes or taking into account azimuthal anisotropies in the propagation medium. The latitudinal extension of the equatorial source region can be limited to +/- 6 degrees around the B-0 minimum or approximately +/- 5000 km along magnetic field lines. We find increasing Poynting flux and focusing of Poynting vectors on the B-0 direction with increasing latitude. Also, wave vectors become most often more field aligned. A smaller group of chorus generated with very oblique wave normals tends to stay close to the whistler mode resonance cone. This suggests that close to the equatorial source region (within similar to 20 degrees latitude), a wave guidance mechanism is relevant, for example, in ducts of depleted or enhanced plasma density.
    Trvalý link: http://hdl.handle.net/11104/0269652