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- FDTD modeling of ULF waves in the magnetosphere and ionosphere
Waters, C. L.;
Sciffer, M. D.;
Lysak, R. L.
- The University of Newcastle. Faculty of Science & Information Technology, School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
- The magnetised plasma of near-Earth space (magnetosphere) supports two ultra-low frequency (ULF ;1-100 mHz), magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) oscillations known as the shear and fast Alfven wave modes. The fast mode propagates across the ambient magnetic field, spreading ULF wave energy throughout the magnetosphere. For sufficiently large ionosphere conductance, the shear Alfven mode forms field line resonances (FLRs) between the northern and southern ionospheres. Developing applications for remote sensing the magnetosphere using ULF waves involves an understanding of these resonance modes. While modeling the magnetosphere part of the solution is relatively straightforward, adding the boundary conditions imposed by the ionosphere and at the magnetopause is more challenging. The ionosphere boundary formulation is described in addition to the implementation of an absorbing layer at the outer boundary. This avoids previous unrealistic restrictions at both the inner and outer boundaries of MHD wave models.
- 12th International Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications (ICEAA'10). Proceedings of the 2010 International Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications, ICEAA'10 (Sydney 20 - 24 September, 2010) p. 477-480
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- Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
wave energy conversion;
- Resource Type
- conference paper