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Title: Effect of Magnetic Field-aligned Currents on VLF Emissions in the Magnetosphere
Authors: Kulkarni, V H
Rycroft, M J
Issue Date: Aug-1988
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: The dispersion relation for the electromagnetic electron cyclotron waves in the presence of magnetic field-aligned currents has been obtained. The kinetic distribution of electrons for the main body of plasma with a temperature anisotropy and a loss cone distribution have been considered. In general, it has been seen that the current moving along the direction of resonant electrons reduce the growth rate. This effect has been analysed in the case of magnetospheric plasma to suggest possible correlations between the Birkeland currents and the emissions of very low frequency (VLF) electromagnetic waves.
Page(s): 117-120
ISSN: 0975-105X (Online); 0367-8393 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJRSP Vol.17(4) [August 1988]

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