Absorption of Whistler Mode Waves in the Ionosphere of Venus

  title={Absorption of Whistler Mode Waves in the Ionosphere of Venus},
  author={William W. L. Taylor and Frederick L. Scarf and Christopher T. Russell and Larry H. Brace},
  pages={112 - 114}
It is shown that whistler mode waves from the ionosheath of Venus are absorbed by Landau damping at the dayside ionosphere boundary. This process heats the ionospheric electrons and it may provide an important energy input into the dayside ionosphere. Cyclotron damping of the waves does not occur in the same region. However, Landau damping of ionosheath waves is apparently not an important energy source in the nightside ionosphere. Impulsive events in the nightside ionosphere seem to fall into… 
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