Do magnetospheric shear Alfvén waves generate sufficient electron energy flux to power the aurora?

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Watt, Clare E. J.; Rankin, R.;
(2010)

Using a self-consistent drift-kinetic simulation code, we investigate whether electron acceleration owing to shear Alfvén waves in the plasma sheet boundary layer is sufficient to cause auroral brightening in the ionosphere. The free parameters used in the simulation co... View more
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