Estimating properties of concentrated parallel electric fields from electron velocity distributions
2007 (English)In: Geophysical Research Letters, ISSN 0094-8276, Vol. 34, no 16, L16107- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Information about the magnitude of the field-aligned potential drop along auroral field lines is usually derived from the velocity distribution of the particles. When the electrons are accelerated by a strong double layer their velocity distribution will have features different from those produced by a
weak, spread-out, electric field. Quantifying these features, we obtain information about the strength and thickness of the double layer.
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2007. Vol. 34, no 16, L16107- p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-16550DOI: 10.1029/2007GL030162OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-16550DiVA: diva2:156223