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Waves at the electron plasma frequency associated with solar wind magnetic holes: STEREO/Cluster observations

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    0353797 - UFA-U 2011 RIV US eng J - Článek v odborném periodiku
    Briand, C. - Souček, Jan - Henri, P. - Mangeney, A.
    Waves at the electron plasma frequency associated with solar wind magnetic holes: STEREO/Cluster observations.
    Journal of Geophysical Research. Roč. 115, - (2010), A12113/1-A12113/11 ISSN 0148-0227
    Grant CEP: GA ČR GP205/08/P129
    Výzkumný záměr: CEZ:AV0Z30420517
    Klíčová slova: solar wind * Langmuir waves * magnetic holes * STEREO * CLUSTER
    Kód oboru RIV: BL - Fyzika plazmatu a výboje v plynech
    Impakt faktor: 3.303, rok: 2010

    Magnetic depressions are common structures of the interplanetary medium. These magnetic holes can be just isolated dips of the amplitude of the field or they can be associated with discontinuities in the field orientation (tangential or rotational). Electrostatic waves at the plasma frequency (Langmuir waves) are often observed in these magnetic structures. The aim of the present paper is to provide the main characteristics of these waves and to propose a mechanism to explain their formation. The study is based on a statistical analysis of observations performed by STEREO and Cluster when each mission was in the free solar wind. We first provide new characteristics of the waves (polarization, energy, spectrum, occurrence). We then show that the occurrence of Langmuir waves activity inside a hole is closely linked to the presence of a significant electron strahl outside the hole. Finally, we propose a scenario for the generation of the Langmuir waves inside the holes.
    Trvalý link: http://hdl.handle.net/11104/0192941