A search for Langmuir solitons in the Earth's foreshock

Paul J Kellogg, Keith Goetz, Steven J. Monson

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The Earth's foreshock region, the region which is magnetically connected to the bow shock, is a region of intense Langmuir waves. Some of these waves have an envelope similar to that expected for one-dimensional Langmuir solitons. A computer search for such waveforms has identified a number sufficient for statistical investigation. It is concluded that there is no evidence for stable waveforms like one-dimensional Langmuir solitons.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number1999JA900021
Pages (from-to)6751-6757
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics
Issue numberA4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999


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