Instantaneous Frequency Analysis on Nonlinear EMIC Emissions: Arase Observation

Masafumi Shoji, Yoshizumi Miyoshi, Yoshiharu Omura, Lynn M. Kistler, Yasumasa Kasaba, Shoya Matsuda, Yoshiya Kasahara, Ayako Matsuoka, Reiko Nomura, Keigo Ishisaka, Atsushi Kumamoto, Fuminori Tsuchiya, Satoshi Yagitani, Mariko Teramoto, Kazushi Asamura, Takeshi Takashima, Iku Shinohara

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In the inner magnetosphere, the Arase spacecraft has observed electromagnetic ion cyclotron (EMIC) emissions with both rising and falling frequencies. The instantaneous frequency analyses on the electromagnetic fields of the EMIC rising tone emission have been performed by the Hilbert-Huang transform. The time variation of the instantaneous frequency shows a good agreement with the nonlinear theory for the frequency evolutions. Rapid instantaneous frequency modulation is also found during the rising tone emission. We estimate the peak-to-peak time of the fluctuation in the frequency and find that the fluctuation is caused around a half of the particle trapping time. From the motion of the phase-bunched particle around the resonant velocity, it is expected that the nonlinear resonant current, which induces the falling frequency is formed in half the trapping time.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13,199-13,205
JournalGeophysical Research Letters
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Dec 28


  • Arase
  • EMIC wave
  • ERG
  • instantaneous frequency
  • nonlinear wave particle interaction
  • rising tone


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