Alfvén wave far field from steady-current tethers

Sanmartín Losada, Juan Ramón and Estes, Robert D. (1997). Alfvén wave far field from steady-current tethers. "Journal of Geophysical Research", v. 102 (n. A7); pp. 14625-14630. ISSN 0148-0227. https://doi.org/10.1029/97JA00346.

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Title: Alfvén wave far field from steady-current tethers
Author/s:
  • Sanmartín Losada, Juan Ramón
  • Estes, Robert D.
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Journal of Geophysical Research
Date: 1997
Volume: 102
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Faculty: E.T.S.I. Aeronáuticos (UPM)
Department: Física Aplicada a la Ingeniería Aeronáutica [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

We analyzed he Alfvén waves ignaturele ft behindi n the ionospherbe y orbiting insulatedt etherso peratinga s thrusterso r generatorws ith steadyc urrentsU. sing a recentd escription of tetherr adiationt o determineth e far field, we showt hat, at their leadinge dges,t heA lfv6n wingsh avea n Airy functionc rosswises tructureT. he field amplitudef alls off weakly as the inversec uber oot of the distancea longt he wavef ront.T he fronti tself, whichc arriesa negligible fractiono f the powerr adiateda sA lfven waves,b roadensp roportionallyto the cuber oot of that distanceW. e showt hatc ollisionadl ecayb ecomesim portanat t about1 03k m alongt he front.F or tethersl ongert han about2 km, the top andb ottoms tructures("wings")a re fully disjoint.

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Item ID: 21585
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/21585/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:21585
DOI: 10.1029/97JA00346
Official URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/97JA00346/full
Deposited by: Biblioteca ETSI Aeronauticos
Deposited on: 18 Nov 2013 12:20
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2016 09:04
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