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Title: Visualization of rapid electron precipitation via chorus element wave–particle interactions
Authors: Ozaki, Mitsunori
Miyoshi, Yoshizumi
Shiokawa, Kazuo
Hosokawa, Keisuke
Oyama, Shin-ichiro
Kataoka, Ryuho
Ebihara, Yusuke  kyouindb  KAKEN_id  orcid (unconfirmed)
Ogawa, Yasunobu
Kasahara, Yoshiya
Yagitani, Satoshi
Kasaba, Yasumasa
Kumamoto, Atsushi
Tsuchiya, Fuminori
Matsuda, Shoya
Katoh, Yuto
Hikishima, Mitsuru
Kurita, Satoshi  kyouindb  KAKEN_id  orcid (unconfirmed)
Otsuka, Yuichi
Moore, Robert C.
Tanaka, Yoshimasa
Nosé, Masahito
Nagatsuma, Tsutomu
Nishitani, Nozomu
Kadokura, Akira
Connors, Martin
Inoue, Takumi
Matsuoka, Ayako
Shinohara, Iku
Author's alias: 尾崎, 光紀
三好, 由純
塩川, 和夫
細川, 敬祐
大山, 伸一郎
片岡, 龍峰
海老原, 祐輔
小川, 泰信
笠原, 禎也
八木谷, 聡
笠羽, 康正
熊本, 篤志
土屋, 史紀
松田, 昇也
加藤, 雄人
疋島, 充
栗田, 怜
大塚, 雄一
田中, 良昌
能勢, 正仁
長妻, 努
西谷, 望
門倉, 昭
松岡, 彩子
篠原, 育
Keywords: Aurora
Magnetospheric physics
Plasma physics
Issue Date: 16-Jan-2019
Publisher: Springer Nature
Journal title: Nature Communications
Volume: 10
Thesis number: 257
Abstract: Chorus waves, among the most intense electromagnetic emissions in the Earth’s magnetosphere, magnetized planets, and laboratory plasmas, play an important role in the acceleration and loss of energetic electrons in the plasma universe through resonant interactions with electrons. However, the spatial evolution of the electron resonant interactions with electromagnetic waves remains poorly understood owing to imaging difficulties. Here we provide a compelling visualization of chorus element wave–particle interactions in the Earth’s magnetosphere. Through in-situ measurements of chorus waveforms with the Arase satellite and transient auroral flashes from electron precipitation events as detected by 100-Hz video sampling from the ground, Earth’s aurora becomes a display for the resonant interactions. Our observations capture an asymmetric spatial development, correlated strongly with the amplitude variation of discrete chorus elements. This finding is not theoretically predicted but helps in understanding the rapid scattering processes of energetic electrons near the Earth and other magnetized planets.
Description: 地球近傍の宇宙で発生するプラズマと電磁波の相互作用発生域の可視化に成功 --最新の科学衛星「あらせ」と極北のオーロラ観測から宇宙の物理現象を理解--. 京都大学プレスリリース. 2019-01-18.
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DOI(Published Version): 10.1038/s41467-018-07996-z
PubMed ID: 30651535
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