Söding, A and Glassmeier, K-H and Johnstone, A and Neubauer, FM and Coates, AJ (1997) Pick-up ions and associated wave energy transport at Comet P/Halley: A case study. Geophysical Research Letters , 24 (3) 305 - 308. 10.1029/97GL00105.
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During the flyby of the spacecraft Giotto at comet p/Halley Poynting vectors and Elsässer variables have been determined to study wave propagation directions. The observed wave properties are compared with the theoretically predicted RH −, LH + and LH − wave modes. Between 10:36 and 19:11 SCET on March 13, 1986 the predicted dominating energy propagation direction mostly corresponds with the observed one. Only between 12:11 and 13:44 SCET there is no agreement. In this region the excitation of waves is dominated by pick‐up ions which are not locally implanted ions in the solar wind but have been picked‐up outside the plasma regime studied, and whose free energy is not already used up.
|Title:||Pick-up ions and associated wave energy transport at Comet P/Halley: A case study|
|Open access status:||An open access version is available from UCL Discovery|
|Additional information:||Copyright 1997 by the American Geophysical Society|
|Keywords:||Solar-wind, Elsasser variables, Halley, Turbulence|
|UCL classification:||UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Space and Climate Physics|
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