Rocket observation of high frequency waves over a strong aurora

P. J. Kellogg, S. J. Monson, Brian A. Whalen

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High frequency waves in two frequency bands above the electron gyro frequency (1.6 MHz and 2.3 MHz) were observed by radio receivers carried on a sounding rocket as it passed over a strong aurora. Only the line at 2.3 MHz has a large magnetic component. Both 0.4s and 4s periods are present in much of the emissions. Good correlation is seen for a short time between the 2.3 MHz waves and 1.9 keV electrons detected on board the rocket.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)47-50
Number of pages4
JournalGeophysical Research Letters
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1978


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