A high resolution study of continuous pulsations in the European sector

Hanson, H.W.; Webb, D.C.; Beamish, D.. 1979 A high resolution study of continuous pulsations in the European sector. Planetary and Space Science, 27 (11). 1371-1382.

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Complex demodulation has been described in detail and applied to Pi2 pulsations in a previous paper by Beamish et al. (1979). The technique is now extended to demonstrate spatio­ temporal variations in the fundamental characteristics of Pc3 and Pc4 pulsations along a meridional profile extending from the U.K. to Iceland. With the exception of a high latitude Pc4 coupled resonance the results are consistent with a -90° Hughes rotation (introduced by the ionosphere) of magnetospheric toroidal line resonances. Furthermore, the ionosphere appears capable of smoothing away the polarisation reversal which would be expected across such amplitude maxima within the plasmasphere. However, a toroidal line resonance in the Pc3 period range about which a sense of polarisation reversal is clearly observed on the ground is suggested as occurring at the plasmapause. This is accounted for in terms of the width of the resonance structure.

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