Schumann Resonances At Mars: What To Expect
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Sergio Toledo Redondo is a research fellow at the European Space Agency. His main research area includes magnetic reconnection in space plasmas, with a focus on solar wind/magnetosphere coupling and particle energisation. In particular, I study the role of cold ions in magnetic reconnection and the new length scale that they introduce.

                       

Schumann Resonances At Mars: What To Expect

Schumann resonances are electromagnetic waves that resonate in the cavity that is naturally formed between the conductive planetary surface and lower ionosphere, containing the atmosphere. Their wavelength is of the order of the planet’s perimeter, typically several thousand km, and therefore they are of Extremely low frequency (few Hz). They are an indicator of electromagnetic activity in the planetary atmosphere that is contained within the cavity. They were first predicted in 1952 by Schumann and measured on Earth in 1962...

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