With an instrument on board the Japanese satellite EXOS-A electron temperatures of more than 1000 K above the "normal" values have been observed in the night-time topside F-region above the geographic region where the total magnetic field is below 20000 nT. Simultaneously enhanced wave emissions on 45 kHz, 2 MHz and 3 MHz were found and an increase in particle precipitation. The observations are described in detail and several mechanism are discussed which can explain the results.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Astronomy and Astrophysics
- Space and Planetary Science