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Evidence of currents and unstable particle distributions in an extended region around the lunar plasma wake

Bale, SD; Owen, CJ; Bougeret, JL; Goetz, K; Kellogg, PJ; Lepping, RP; Manning, R; (1997) Evidence of currents and unstable particle distributions in an extended region around the lunar plasma wake. Geophysical Research Letters , 24 (11) 1427 - 1430. 10.1029/97GL01193. Green open access

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Abstract

We report observations of electrostatic ion acoustic waves and Langmuir waves during a recent lunar encounter by the Wind spacecraft. These waves are observed when Wind is magnetically connected to the nominal wake and at distances greater than 8 lunar radii from the wake. When interpreted in the context of a simple time‐of‐flight model, these observations imply the existence of a system of currents and disturbed particle distributions that extends far into solar wind.

Type: Article
Title: Evidence of currents and unstable particle distributions in an extended region around the lunar plasma wake
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1029/97GL01193
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/97GL01193
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright 1997 by the American Geophysical Union
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Dept of Space and Climate Physics
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/153226
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