Ion Cyclotron Waves Observed in the Comet Halley: A New Look to Giotto Observations

Wednesday, 16 December 2015
Poster Hall (Moscone South)
Mario R Rodriguez-Martinez1, Xochitl Blanco-Cano2, Ernesto Aguilar-Rodriguez3, Sinhue S.A.R. Haro-Corzo Sr.1 and Vanessa V. R. Arriaga-Contreras4, (1)Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Escuela Nacional de Estudios Superiores Unidad Morelia, Lic. en Geociencias, Morelia City, Michoacan, Mexico, (2)UNAM, Mexico, Mexico, (3)Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico, (4)Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, ENES-UM, Student at Bachelor in Geosciences, Morelia City, Michoacan, Mexico
Ion Cyclotron Waves (ICW) were observed with Giotto spacecraft. Magnetic field data have been analyzed in the past to determine the nature of ICW and compared with other comets, as Giacobini-Zinner and Grigg-Skjellerup. It is important to develop tools that allow re-analyze these data in order to know better the characteristics of these waves. In this work we have applied a Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) analysis in which we define the transverse and compressive powers for a better contrast and characterization of ICW. The information obtained will be presented through dynamic spectra in several time intervals. This tool will allow to explore the possibility to check the existence of Harmonic Mode Waves (HMW) of these waves. Finally, we use linear kinetic theory, using WHAMP code, in order to determine conditions for wave growth in a plasma resembling the regions where these waves were observed.