publication . Article . Other literature type . 1982

long wavelength irregularities in the equatorial electrojet

Kudeki, E.; Farley, D. T.; Fejer, Bela G.;
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  • Published: 01 Jun 1982 Journal: Geophysical Research Letters, volume 9, pages 684-687 (issn: 0094-8276, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: American Geophysical Union (AGU)
  • Country: United States
Abstract
We have used the radar interferometer technique at Jicamarca to study in detail irregularities with wavelengths of a few kilometers generated in the unstable equatorial electrojet plasma during strong type 1 conditions. In-situ rocket observations of the same instability process are discussed in a companion paper. These large scale primary waves travel essentially horizontally and have large amplitudes. The vertical electron drift velocities driven by the horizontal wave electric fields reach or exceed the ion-acoustic velocity even though the horizontal phase velocity of the wave is considerably smaller. A straightforward extension to the long wavelength regime...
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free text keywords: General Earth and Planetary Sciences, Geophysics, Wavelength, Equatorial electrojet, Ionosphere, Instability, Wave propagation, Electrojet, Physics, Amplitude, Phase velocity, long, irregularities, equatorial
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 1982

long wavelength irregularities in the equatorial electrojet

Kudeki, E.; Farley, D. T.; Fejer, Bela G.;