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Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Geophysical Research Letters

Volume

8

Issue

12

Publisher

American Geophysical Union

Publication Date

1981

First Page

1249

Last Page

1252

DOI

10.1029/GL008i012p01249

Abstract

Interactions between ionospheric ions and a monochromatic electrostatic hydrogen cyclotron wave were studied numerically for conditions corresponding to the auroral plasma. Strong heating of the minority ions He+, He++, and O+ were observed. The fraction of the initial ion population which underwent heating was found to strongly depend on the mass, charge, and initial temperature of the ion species.

Comments

Originally published by the American Geophysical Union. Note: This article appears in Geophysical Research Letters.

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