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    Short large-amplitude magnetic structures (SLAMS) at Venus

    Collinson, G.A. and Wilson, L.B. and Sibeck, D.G. and Shane, N. and Zhang, T.L. and Moore, T.E. and Coates, Andrew J. and Barabash, S. (2012) Short large-amplitude magnetic structures (SLAMS) at Venus. Journal of Geophysical Research 117 (A10), ISSN 0148-0227.

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    [1] We present the first observation of magnetic fluctuations consistent with short large-amplitude magnetic structures (SLAMS) in the foreshock of the planet Venus. Three monolithic magnetic field spikes were observed by theVenus Expresson 11 April 2009. The structures were ∼1.5–11 s in duration, had magnetic compression ratios between ∼3 and 6, and exhibited elliptical polarization. These characteristics are consistent with the SLAMS observed at Earth, Jupiter, and Comet Giacobini-Zinner, and thus we hypothesize that it is possible SLAMS may be found at any celestial body with a foreshock.


    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): SLAMS, ULF waves, Venus, foreshock
    School: School of Science > Earth and Planetary Sciences > UCL/Birkbeck Centre for Planetary Sciences
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2014 14:06
    Last Modified: 07 May 2015 16:30


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