Truncated VLF Saucers Observed by the Low Altitude Satellite DEMETER

Michel Parrot 1 Jean-Jacques Berthelier 2 Jean-Yves Brochot 1
2 HEPPI - LATMOS
LATMOS - Laboratoire Atmosphères, Milieux, Observations Spatiales
Abstract : We report DEMETER observations of a truncated VLF (Very Low Frequency) saucer in the auroral ionosphere. The very unusual shape of the frequency-time spectrogram arises from the sharp disappearance of the emissions below a frequency which displays a small and regular variation along the orbit. This low frequency cutoff results from the altitude variation of the LHF (Lower Hybrid Frequency) which is higher below the satellite than at the satellite altitude.
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Michel Parrot, Jean-Jacques Berthelier, Jean-Yves Brochot. Truncated VLF Saucers Observed by the Low Altitude Satellite DEMETER. IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2011, 39 (11), pp.2702-2703. ⟨10.1109/TPS.2011.2131682⟩. ⟨hal-00652593⟩

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