Nonlinear steepening of the electrostatic ion cyclotron wave


Journal Article

Electrostatic ion cyclotron waves observed in space at altitudes between 5000 and 8000 km often have a sinusoidal form. Occasionally, however, wave forms having a spiky or sawtooth form indicative of steepening are observed. The nonlinear fluid equations which characterize the electrostatic ion cyclotron wave have traveling-wave solutions with sinusoidal, spiky, and sawtooth forms. The wave form depends on the amplitude and phase velocity of the wave. © 1979 The American Physical Society.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Temerin, M; Woldorff, M; Mozer, FS

Published Date

  • January 1, 1979

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 43 / 26

Start / End Page

  • 1941 - 1943

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0031-9007

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1103/PhysRevLett.43.1941

Citation Source

  • Scopus