Geophysical Research Letters
Measurements from rocket borne sensors inside a high velocity neutral barium beam show a factor of six increasei n plasmad ensityi n a movingi onizingf ront. This region-wacso -locatedw ith intensef luctuatinge lectric fields( $E • 300m V/m) at frequenciewse llu ndert he lower hybrid frequency for a barium plasina. Large quasi-DC electric and magnetic field fluctuations were also detected with a large componento f the current and the electricf ield. parallelt o Bo. An Alfv6n wavew ith a finite electricf ield componentp arallel to the geomagneticfi eld was observed to propagatea longB o, wherei t wasd etectedb y ami nstrumented sub-payload.
Swenson, C. M.; Kelley, M. C.; Primdahl, F.; and Baker, K. D., "Crit II Electric, Magnetic, and Density Measurements Within an Ionizing Neutral Stream" (1990). Space Dynamics Lab Publications. Paper 125.