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Particle-in-Cell Simulations of Characteristics of Rising-Tone Chorus Waves in the Inner Magnetosphere 

Ke, Yangguang; Lu, Quanming; Gao, Xinliang; Wang, Xueyi; Chen, Lunjin; Wang, Shaojie; Wang, Shui; 0000-0003-3041-2682; 0000-0003-2489-3571 (2022-11-08)
Whistler mode chorus waves in the Earth's inner magnetosphere are usually composed of discrete elements, and each element can be characterized by the following properties: the amplitude, the duration, the frequency span, ...

Particle-in-Cell Simulations of the Fast Magnetosonic Mode in a Dipole Magnetic Field: 1-D Along the Radial Direction 

Min, Kyungguk; Liu, Kaijun; Denton, Richard E.; Boardsen, Scott A.; 0000-0001-5882-1328 (2020-05-28)
An electromagnetic particle-in-cell code is used to investigate self-consistent evolution of the fast magnetosonic mode in a one-dimensional configuration along the radial direction in a dipole background magnetic field. ...

Physics of Wind Musical Instruments 

Giordano, Nicholas; 0000-0003-2354-4492 (2022-10-14)
This project involves simulations of wind musical instruments for NSF project PHY-1806231. The archived codes were developed as part of the project with NSF support. Details of the dataset are described in the file ...

Pickup proton instabilities and scattering in the distant solar wind and the outer heliosheath: Hybrid simulations 

Liu, Kaijun; Mobius, Eberhard; Gary, S. Peter; Winske, Dan; 0000-0001-5882-1328 (2020-06-09)
The growth of magnetic field fluctuations driven by the injection of pickup ions perpendicular to a background magnetic field in a homogeneous, collisionless plasma is studied using one-dimensional hybrid simulations. ...

Pickup proton instabilities and scattering in the distant solar wind and the outer heliosheath: Hybrid simulations 

Liu, Kaijun; Eberhard, Möbius; Gary, S. Peter; Winske, Dan; 0000-0001-5882-1328; 0000-0002-2745-6978 (2022-10-27)
The growth of magnetic field fluctuations driven by the injection of pickup ions perpendicular to a background magnetic field in a homogeneous, collisionless plasma is studied using one-dimensional hybrid simulations. ...

Propagation of Electromagnetic Ion Cyclotron Waves in a Dipole Magnetic Field: A 2-D Hybrid Simulation 

Kang, Ning; Lu, Quanming; Gao, Xinliang; Wang, Xueyi; Chen, Huayue; Wang, Shui; 0000-0002-7619-701X; 0000-0003-3041-2682; 0000-0002-7317-8665 (2022-11-08)
Electromagnetic ion cyclotron (EMIC) waves are one commonly observed plasma waves in the Earth's inner magnetosphere and play a crucial role in particle dynamics in the radiation belt and ring current. EMIC waves are excited ...

Proton velocity ring-driven instabilities and their dependence on the ring speed: Linear theory 

Min, Kyungguk; Liu, Kaijun; Gary, Peter; 0000-0002-4655-2316; 0000-0001-5882-1328 (2022-10-12)
Linear dispersion theory is used to study the Alfven-cyclotron, mirror and ion Bernstein instabilities driven by a tenuous (1%) warm proton ring velocity distribution with a ring speed, v(r), varying between 2v(A) and ...

Proton velocity ring-driven instabilities and their dependence on the ring speed: Linear theory 

Min, Kyungguk; Liu, Kaijun; Gary, S. Peter; 0000-0001-5882-1328 (2020-05-28)
Linear dispersion theory is used to study the Alfven-cyclotron, mirror and ion Bernstein instabilities driven by a tenuous (1%) warm proton ring velocity distribution with a ring speed, v(r), varying between 2v(A) and ...

Proton velocity ring-driven instabilities in the inner magnetosphere: Linear theory and particle-in-cell simulations 

Min, Kyungguk; Liu, Kaijun; 0000-0001-5882-1328 (2022-09-29)
Linear dispersion theory and electromagnetic particle-in-cell (PIC) simulations are used to investigate linear growth and nonlinear saturation of the proton velocity ring-driven instabilities, namely, ion Bernstein instability ...

Proton velocity ring-driven instabilities in the inner magnetosphere: Linear theory and particle-in-cell simulations 

Min, Kyungguk; Liu, Kaijun; 0000-0002-2095-8529; 0000-0001-5882-1328 (2020-06-03)
Linear dispersion theory and electromagnetic particle-in-cell (PIC) simulations are used to investigate linear growth and nonlinear saturation of the proton velocity ring-driven instabilities, namely, ion Bernstein instability ...

Quantification of the Atmospheric Relativistic Electron Precipitation on 17 January 2013 

Shekhar, S; Millan, R; Woodger, L; Qin, M; 0000-0002-5770-6261; 0000-0002-2815-4998 (2022-09-29)
On 17 January 2013, relativistic electron precipitation (REP) was observed on Balloon Array for Radiation Belt Relativistic Electron Losses (BARREL) payloads, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Polar orbiting ...

Quiet time equatorial mass density distribution derived from AMPTE/CCE and GOES using the magnetoseismology technique 

Min, Kyungguk; Bortnik, Jacob; Denton, Richard E.; Takahashi, Kazue; Lee, Jeongwoo; Singer, Howard J.; 0000-0002-2095-8529 (2020-06-05)
An inversion technique for estimating the properties of the magnetospheric plasma from the harmonic frequencies of the toroidal standing Alfven waves has been used to derive the global equatorial mass density covering ...

Radiation pressure measurements on micron-size individual dust grains 

Abbas, MM; Thomas, E.; 0000-0002-7747-0284 (2020-06-18)
Measurements of electromagnetic radiation pressure have been made on individual silica (SiO2) particles levitated in an electrodynamic balance. These measurements were made by inserting single charged particles of known ...

Re-Reconnection Processes of Magnetopause Flux Ropes: Three-Dimensional Global Hybrid Simulations 

Guo, Jin; Lu, San; Lu, Quanming; Lin, Yu; Wang, Xueyi; Huang, Kai; Wang, Rongsheng; Wang, Shui; 0000-0003-3041-2682; 0000-0002-9950-1029 (2022-10-18)
Magnetopause flux ropes (FRs) play a crucial role in the transport of energy and plasma from the solar wind to the Earth's magnetosphere. Once formed by multiple X-line reconnection, the FRs move poleward, during which ...

Regime transition of ion Bernstein instability driven by ion shell velocity distributions 

Min, Kyungguk; Liu, Kaijun; 0000-0001-5882-1328 (2022-09-29)
Linear kinetic dispersion theory is used to investigate a regime transition of the ion Bernstein instability driven by a proton velocity distribution with positive slopes with respect to the perpendicular velocity, ...

Regime transition of ion Bernstein instability driven by ion shell velocity distributions 

Min, Kyungguk; Liu, Kaijun; 0000-0002-2095-8529; 0000-0001-5882-1328 (2020-06-03)
Linear kinetic dispersion theory is used to investigate a regime transition of the ion Bernstein instability driven by a proton velocity distribution with positive slopes with respect to the perpendicular velocity, ...

Reversal of magnetic field rotation in the reconnection layer due to shear flow effects 

Sun, Xiaoxia; Lin, Yu; Wang, Xiaogang (2022-09-29)
We investigate the effects of shear flows on the so-called component reconnection, in which the guide field B-y not equal 0, by solving a one-dimensional Riemann problem for magnetopause reconnection using a resistive MHD ...

Reversal of magnetic field rotation in the reconnection layer due to shear flow effects 

Sun, Xiaoxia; Lin, Yu; Wang, Xiaogang; 0000-0001-8003-9252 (2020-06-18)
We investigate the effects of shear flows on the so-called "component reconnection," in which the guide field B-y not equal 0, by solving a one-dimensional Riemann problem for magnetopause reconnection using a resistive ...

Ring/Shell Ion Distributions at Geosynchronous Orbit 

Thomsen, M. F.; Denton, M. H.; Gary, S. P.; Liu, Kaijun; Min, Kyungguk; 0000-0001-5882-1328 (2020-05-28)
One year's worth of plasma observations from geosynchronous orbit is examined for ion distributions that may simultaneously be subject to the ion Bernstein (IB) instability (generating fast magnetosonic waves) and the ...

Ring/Shell Ion Distributions at Geosynchronous Orbit 

Thomsen, M; Denton, M; Gary, S; Liu, Kaijun; Min, Kyungguk; 0000-0001-5882-1328; 0000-0002-4655-2316 (2022-11-01)
One year's worth of plasma observations from geosynchronous orbit is examined for ion distributions that may simultaneously be subject to the ion Bernstein (IB) instability (generating fast magnetosonic waves) and the ...