Ultra low frequencies phenomena in Jovian decametric radio emission
Institute of Radio Astronomy, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Chervonopraporna 4, 61002 Kharkiv, Ukraine e-mail: email@example.com
2 Space Research Institute, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Schmidlstrasse 6, 8042 Graz, Austria e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 24 January 2006
System of periodic peaks is found in the power spectra of ULF flux oscillations of Jovian decametric emission, which is observed at fixed frequencies. This result could be interpreted in terms of an ionospheric Alfvén resonator near Jupiter. Standing Alfvén wave could explain the system of emission bands in the dynamic spectrum of decametric emission. The space period of such bands and the frequency of standing waves have been used to estimate electron number density in the low magnetosphere of Jupiter. The result is consistent with radio occultation data. Hence, the ULF modulation hypothesis appears validated.
Key words: planets and satellites: individual: Jupiter / magnetic fields / radiation mechanisms: non-thermal / plasmas / waves / magnetohydrodynamics (MHD)
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