ISEE_Wave: interactive plasma wave analysis tool

Shoya Matsuda, Yoshizumi Miyoshi, Satoko Nakamura, Masahiro Kitahara, Masafumi Shoji, Tomoaki Hori, Shun Imajo, Jun Chae-Woo, Satoshi Kurita, Yoshiya Kasahara, Ayako Matsuoka, Iku Shinohara

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We have developed ISEE_Wave (Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research, Nagoya University - Plasma Wave Analysis Tool), an interactive plasma wave analysis tool for electric and magnetic field waveforms observed by the plasma wave experiment aboard the Arase satellite. ISEE_Wave provides an integrated wave analysis environment on a graphical user interface, where users can visualize advanced wave properties, such as the electric and magnetic field wave power spectra, wave normal polar angle, polarization ellipse, planarity of polarization, and Poynting vector angle. Users can simply select a time interval for their analysis, and ISEE_Wave automatically downloads the waveform data, ambient magnetic field data, and spacecraft attitude data from the data archive repository of the ERG Science Center, and then performs necessary coordinate transformation and spectral matrix calculation. The singular value decomposition technique is used as the core technique for the wave property analysis of ISEE_Wave. On-demand analysis is possible by specifying the parameters of the wave property analysis as well as the plot styles using the graphical user interface of ISEE_Wave. The results can be saved as image files of plots and/or a tplot save file. ISEE_Wave aids in the identification of fine structures of observed plasma waves, wave mode identification, and wave propagation analysis. These properties can be used to understand plasma wave generation, propagation, and wave-particle interaction in the inner magnetosphere. ISEE_Wave can also be applied to general waveform data observed by other spacecraft by using the plug-in procedures to load the data. [Figure not available: see fulltext.]

Original languageEnglish
Article number110
Journalearth, planets and space
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Dec
Externally publishedYes


  • Arase satellite
  • Direction finding
  • Plasma waves

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geology
  • Space and Planetary Science


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