Antarctic Record (1979-01-01)

Auroral Simulation Experiments with a High Power Electron Beam (a. Precipitating Particles and Auroras) (Proceedings of the First Symposium on Coordinated Observations of the Ionosphere and the Magnetosphere in the Polar Regions (Part I))

  • Nobuki KAWASHIMA,
  • Susumu SASAKI,
  • Osamu KANEKO

Journal volume & issue
no. 63
pp. 42 – 52


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Laboratory and space experiments using a high energy electron beam (≲10 keV) are carried out. Excitation of auroral lines (5577Å, 3914Å) and strong VLF and HF emissions are observed. It is hoped that these active experiments are carried out by rockets in Antarctica to understand auroral phenomena