Electric Fluctuations and Ion Isotropy

P. J. Kellogg, M. K. Dougherty, R. J. Forsyth, D. A. Gurnett, G. B. Hospodarsky, W. S. Kurth

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In a recent paper observations of electric field fluctuations in the range.5 to 25 Hz were reported, observations by the RPWS experiment on Cassini. We have found that the data presented in that paper are affected by broadband interference which appears to be generated in the spacecraft wake. Evidence for a wake instability will be presented. We present a new spectrum for electric fluctuations in the solar wind taken when the antennas are outside the wake. In earlier papers we have tried to understand why the solar wind behaves as a collisional plasma although collisions are very rare. Whether these electric fluctuations might replace the effects of collisions will be discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSolar Wind Ten
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 10th International Solar Wind Conference
EditorsMarco Velli, Roberto Bruno, Francesco Malara
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)0735401489
StatePublished - Sep 2 2003
Event10th International Solar Wind Conference - Pisa, Italy
Duration: Jun 17 2002Jun 21 2002

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


Other10th International Solar Wind Conference

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