Cynthia Cattell
Professor of Physics

General information:

Research Interests:

Microphysical processes such as current and beam driven instabilities and wave-particle interactions, the physics of reconnection at the magnetopause and in the magnetotail, particle acceleration in the magnetotail and auroral zone, and planetary magnetospheres.

Selected Publications:

"Wave-particle Interactions on the Fast Satellite," Physics of Space Plasmas 343 (1989) Scientific Publishers, Inc., Cambridge, MA (1990).

"ISEE-1 Observations of Electrostatic Ion Cylcotron Waves in Association with Ion Beams on Auroral Field Lines from 2.5 to 4.5 Re," J. Geophys. Res., 96(11):421 (1991).

"An S3-3 Satellite Stidy of the Effects of the Solar Cycle on the Auroral Acceleration Process," J. Geophys. Res., 96(17):903 (1991).

"Effects of the Solar Cycle on Auroral Particle Acceleration," Auroral Plasma Dynamics, Geophys. Monograph 80, 219 (1993).

"Geotail Observations of Spiky Electric Fields and Low-Frequency Waves in the Plasma Sheet and Plasma Sheet Boundary," Geophys. Res. Lett., 1994.

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