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Simulation studies of a recorder in three dimensions 

Giordano, Nicholas J. (2015-10-12)
The aeroacoustics of a recorder are explored using a direct numerical simulation based on the Navier–Stokes equations in three dimensions. The qualitative behavior is studied using spatial maps of the air pressure and ...

Explaining the Railsback stretch in terms of the inharmonicity of piano tones and sensory dissonance 

Giordano, Nicholas J. (2015-10-26)
The perceptual results of Plomp and Levelt for the sensory dissonance of a pair of pure tones are used to estimate the dissonance of pairs of piano tones. By using the spectra of tones measured for a real piano, the effect ...

Free-Boundary Axisymmetric MHD Equilibrium 

Guazzotto, Luca (2018-07-09)
The calculation of equilibrium conditions is a common task in the study and modeling of magnetic-confinement experiments for con- trolled nuclear fusion, in which a high-temperature plasma is confined in a finite region ...

The NSF/DOE Partnership in Basic Plasma Science & Engineering at 20: Report on the Anniversary Workshop 

Zweibel, Ellen; Brown, Michael; Mauel, Michael; Milchberg, Howard; Rocca, Jorge; Thomas, Edward Jr; 0000-0002-7747-0284 (2019-11-11)
A workshop recognizing the 20th anniversary of the NSF/DOE Partnership in Basic Plasma Science and Engineering was held at NSF on January 9-11, 2017. The workshop demonstrated some of the remarkable research and broader ...

Aeroacoustics of wind musical instruments 

Giordano, Nicholas (2017-10-24)
This is a record of a dataset deposit.

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 ...

Cross-scale observations of the 2015 St. Patrick's day storm: THEMIS, Van Allen Probes, and TWINS 

Goldstein, J.; Perez, J. D.; Wygant, J. R.; 0000-0002-5619-9093 (2020-06-01)
We present cross-scale magnetospheric observations of the 17 March 2015 (St. Patrick's Day) storm, by Time History of Events and Macroscale Interactions during Substorms (THEMIS), Van Allen Probes (Radiation Belt Storm ...

Whistler anisotropy instabilities as the source of banded chorus: Van Allen Probes observations and particle-in-cell simulations 

Fu, Xiangrong; Liu, Kaijun; Min, Kyungguk; Winske, Dan; 0000-0001-5882-1328; 0000-0002-2095-8529 (2020-06-05)
Magnetospheric banded chorus is enhanced whistler waves with frequencies (r)<(e), where (e) is the electron cyclotron frequency, and a characteristic spectral gap at (r)similar or equal to(e)/2. This paper uses spacecraft ...

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 ...

Kinetic Alfven waves in three-dimensional magnetic reconnection 

Liang, Ji; Lin, Yu; Johnson, Jay R.; Wang, Xueyi; Wang, Zheng-Xiong; 0000-0001-8003-9252; 0000-0001-5533-5981 (2020-06-03)
Alfvenic waves are believed to be fundamentally important in magnetic reconnection. Kinetic dynamics of particles can break the Alfven speed limit in the evolution and propagation of perturbations during reconnection. In ...

Global hybrid simulation of mode conversion at the dayside magnetopause 

Shi, Feng; Lin, Yu; Wang, Xueyi; 0000-0001-8003-9252; 0000-0001-5533-5981 (2020-06-05)
Mode conversion at the magnetopause has been suggested to lead to the generation of kinetic Alfven waves (KAWs) and effective mass transport from the solar wind into the magnetosphere. To investigate the mode conversion ...

Statistical correlation of low-altitude ENA emissions with geomagnetic activity from IMAGE/MENA observations 

Mackler, D. A.; Jahn, J-M; Perez, J. D.; Pollock, C. J.; Valek, P. W. (2020-06-03)
Plasma sheet particles transported Earthward during times of active magnetospheric convection can interact with exospheric/thermospheric neutrals through charge exchange. The resulting Energetic Neutral Atoms (ENAs) are ...

Externally driven plasmaspheric ULF waves observed by the Van Allen Probes 

Takashashi, Kazue; Min, Kyungguk; MacDowall, Robert; 0000-0002-2095-8529 (2020-06-05)
We analyze data acquired by the Van Allen Probes on 8 November 2012, during a period of extended low geomagnetic activity, to gain new insight into plasmaspheric ultralow frequency (ULF) waves. The waves exhibited strong ...

Global images of trapped ring current ions during main phase of 17 March 2015 geomagnetic storm as observed by TWINS 

Perez, J. D.; Goldstein, J.; McComas, D. J.; Valek, P.; Fok, M-C; Hwang, Kyoung-Joo (2020-06-03)
A unique view of the trapped particles in the inner magnetosphere provided by energetic neutral atom (ENA) imaging is used to observe the dynamics of the spatial structure and the pitch angle anisotropy on a global scale ...

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, ...

One- and two-dimensional hybrid simulations of whistler mode waves in a dipole field 

Wu, S.; Denton, R. E.; Liu, Kaijun; Hudson, M. K.; 0000-0001-5882-1328 (2020-06-05)
We simulate whistler mode waves using a hybrid code. There are four species in the simulations, hot electrons initialized with a bi-Maxwellian distribution with temperature in the direction perpendicular to background ...

Study of EMIC wave excitation using direct ion measurements 

Min, Kyungguk; Liu, Kaijun; Wygant, John R.; 0000-0002-2095-8529; 0000-0001-5882-1328 (2020-06-05)
With data from Van Allen Probes, we investigate electromagnetic ion cyclotron (EMIC) wave excitation using simultaneously observed ion distributions. Strong He band waves occurred while the spacecraft was moving through ...

Global-scale simulation of foreshock structures at the quasi-parallel bow shock 

Lin, Yu; 0000-0001-8003-9252 (2020-06-18)
A two-dimensional, global-scale hybrid simulation is carried out to study the kinetic structure of the quasi-parallel bow shock. In the simulation the bow shock forms by the interaction of the supersonic solar wind and the ...

Global hybrid simulation of the dayside reconnection layer and associated field-aligned currents 

Lin, Y.; 0000-0001-8003-9252 (2020-06-26)
A two-dimensional global hybrid simulation is carried out to study the structure of the magnetopause boundary layer in the noon-midnight meridian plane associated with the dayside reconnection. In the simulation the bow ...

Generation of anomalous flows near the bow shock by its interaction with interplanetary discontinuities 

Lin, Yu; 0000-0001-8003-9252 (2020-06-30)
Two-dimensional hybrid simulations using a curvilinear coordinate system are carried out to study the interaction of the Earth's bow shock (BS) with an interplanetary directional discontinuity. In particular, plasma flow ...