Interaction between the electron-cyclotron emissions at (n + 1/2)OMEGA e and the ring-current protons in space.
The interaction between the electron-cyclotron emissions at (n + 1/2) the electron gyrofrequency and the ring-current protons is studied by using the linear-response theory of a turbulent plasma. The effective turbulent collisions come from the decay interactions between the electron-cyclotron turbulence and the electrostatic ion-cyclotron waves. The ion-cyclotron waves generated by the generalized parametric resonance are effective for the loss of the ring-current protons. The critical electron-cyclotron-turbulence amplitude (10 mV/m) is consistent with the observed value.
Journal of Atmospheric and Terrestrial Physics
- Pub Date:
- November 1976
- Cyclotron Radiation;
- Plasma Turbulence;
- Plasma-Particle Interactions;
- Proton Flux Density;
- Ring Currents;
- Cosmic Plasma;
- Electron Distribution;
- Ion Cyclotron Radiation;
- Magnetospheric Proton Density;
- Plasma Oscillations;