Modeling of nonstationary electron precipitation by the whistler cyclotron instability
Abstract. We study a simple self-consistent model of a whistler cyclotron maser derived from the full set of quasi-linear equations. We employ numerical calculations to demonstrate dependencies of pulsation regimes of whistler-mode wave interactions with energetic electrons on plasma parameters. Possible temporal evolution of those regimes in real conditions is discussed; calculations are compared with case-study experimental data on energetic electron precipitation pulsations. A reasonable agreement of the model results and the observations has been found.
Key words. Magnetospheric physics (Auroral phenomena; Energetic particles · precipitating; Storms and substorms)