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Scarf, F. L.

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Works: 42 works in 63 publications in 1 language and 383 library holdings
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Most widely held works by F. L Scarf
Ongoing data reduction, theoretical studies, and supporting research in magnetospheric physics by F. L Scarf( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plasma Waves Near Saturn: Initial Results from Voyager 1 by Donald A Gurnett( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Voyager 1 plasma wave instrument detected many familiar types of plasma waves during the encounter with Saturn, including ion-acoustic waves and electron plasma oscillations upstream of the bow shock, an intense burst of electrostatic noise at the shock, and chorus, hiss, electrostatic (n + 1/2)fg waves and UHR emissions in the inner magnetosphere. A clock-like Saturn rotational control of low-frequency radio emissions was observed, and evidence was obtained of possible control by the moon Dione. Strong plasma wave emissions were detected at the Titan encounter indicating the presence of a turbulent sheath extending around Titan, and UHR measurements of the electron density show the existence of a dense plume of plasma being carried downstream of Titan by the interaction with the rapidly rotating magnetosphere of Saturn. (Author)
High Resolution Spectrograms of Ion-Acoustic Waves in the Solar Wind by W. S Kurth( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ion-acoustic waves, similar to those detected by the helios spacecraft from 0.3 to 1.0 AU, have now been detected by the Voyager spacecraft in the solar wind out to heliocentric radial distances of 1.7 AU. High bit rate waveform measurements provide the first high resolution, frequency-time spectrograms of these waves. The Voyager spectrograms show that the ion-acoustic waves consist of narrow-band bursts which last for a few seconds or less. The center frequency of the bursts can fluctuate rapidly in frequency, usually in the range between the electron and ion plasma frequency f sub p( - ) and f sub p(+). (These waves have been previously referred to as f sub p(+) <f <f sub p( - ) noise.)
Spatial and temporal studies of Jovian kilometric radiation by W. S Kurth( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plasma wave experiment for the ISEE-3 Mission : semi-annual report, February 20, 1981-August 19, 1981 by F. L Scarf( Book )

3 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

International Sun Earth Explorer 3; magnetic fields; plasma acceleration; plasma turbulence; plasma waves; shock waves; bow waves; cosmic rays; earth magnetosphere; electric fields; electrons; flux (rate); ion distribution; Mach number; data processing
Plasma wave observations at Uranus from Voyager 2 by Donald A Gurnett( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Radio emissions from Uranus were detected by the Voyager 2 plasma wave instrument about 5 days before closets approach at frequencies of 31.1 and 56.2 khz. The bow shock was identified by an abrupt broadband burst of electrostatic turbulence about 10 hours before closest approach at a radial distance of 23.5 ru. Once inside of the magnetosphere strong whistler mode hiss and chorus emissions were observed at radial distances less than about 8 R sub u, in the same region where the energetic particle instruments detected intense fluxes of energetic electrons. A variety of other plasma waves, such as (f sub c) electron cyclotron waves, were also observed int his same region. At the ring plane crossing the plasma wave instrument detected a large number of impulsive events that are interpreted as impacts of micron sized dust particles on the spacecraft. The maximum impact rate was about 20 to 30 impacts/sec, and the north-south thickness of the impact region was about 4,000 km. In this paper presents an overview of the principal results from the plasma wave instrument, starting with the first detection of radio emissions from Uranus, and ending a few days after closest approach
Dust particles detected near Giacobini-Zinner by the ice plasma wave instrument by Donald A Gurnett( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the ICE (International Cometary Explorer) flyby of Giacobini-Zinner the plasma wave instrument detected numerous impulsive signals caused by dust impacts on the spacecraft. Most of the impacts occurred within 30,000 km of the comet. The impact rate averaged over the inbound and outbound legs varies approximately as 1/r-square, as would be expected for an isotropic constant velocity radial outflow. Small differences between the inbound and outbound legs exist which may be indicative of azimuthal variations in the dust production rate. A simple model of the impact ionization and charge collection by the antenna indicates that the particles have a mass on the order of 10 to the -12th power to 10 to the -10th power gm, corresponding to particles with radii of a few microns. Keywords: Interplanetary space; Dust particles
A summary of whistlers observed by Voyager 1 at Jupiter by W. S Kurth( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We summarize the Voyager 1 observations of whistlers at Jupiter in order to provide a basis for further analyses of the density profile of the Io plasma torus as well as to support studies of atmospheric lightning at Jupiter. All the whistlers detected by Voyager 1 fell into three general regions in the torus at radial distances ranging between 5 and 6 R sub J. An analysis of the broadband wave amplitudes measured by the Voyager 1 plasma wave instrument and estimates of the peak whistler amplitudes imply the grouping of whistlers was due to variations in the sensitivity of the receiver to whistlers and not to variations in the source or propagation paths of the whistlers. The whistler dispersions are presented in statistical form for each of the three groups of events and analyzed in view of the structure of the Io plasma torus as determined by plasma probe measurements. The results of these analyses give source locations for the whistlers at the foot of the magnetic field lines threading the torus in both hemispheres and over a range of longitudes. (Author)
Sporadic narrowband radio emissions from Uranus by W. S Kurth( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Among several different types of radio emissions discovered at Uranus during the Voyager 2 encounter in January 1986 is a very sporadic, bursty signal which consists of very narrow bands lying in the frequency range from about 3 to 10 kHz. The bursty emission was virtually undetectable from the dayside portion of the Voyager 2 trajectory but was observed out to beyond 300 RU during the outbound trajectory through the pre-dawn sector. While the narrowband tones making up this emission are reminiscent of escaping continuum radiation observed near Earth, Jupiter and Saturn, the Uranian signals show large amplitude variations on time scales of a second suggesting a very different type of generation mechanism. (Author)
Electrostatic waves in the Jovian magnetosphere by W. S Kurth( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recent observations of the very low frequency interplanetary radio emission by W. S Kurth( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Observations of radio emissions in the frequency range of 2 to 3 kHz have been made in the distant heliosphere by the Voyager 1 and 2 plasma wave instruments. Based primarily on wideband observations made periodically throughout the cruise phases of the missions the radio emission, first observed in 1982, appears to have been present almost continuously since 1983. The spectrum is complex, usually showing two peaks, one near 2 and another near 3 kHz. Occasionally, only one of the peaks is observed. A possible source for the radio emissions is the terminal shock in the outer heliosphere
Periodic amplitude variations in Jovian continuum radiation by W. S Kurth( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An analysis of periodic variations in the amplitude of continuum raidation trapped in the Jovian magnetosphere shows structure with periods near both five and ten hours. Contrary to a plausible initial idea, the continuum amplitudes are not organized by position of the observer relative to the dense plasma sheet. Instead, there seem to be preferred orientations of system III longitude with respect to the direction to the sun which account for the peaks. This implies a clock-like modulation of the continuum radiation intensity as opposed to a searchlight effect. The importance of the dipole longitude-solar wind alignment to the amplitude of the continuum radiation implies the source region of the radiation is near the magnetopause and may tie the generation of the radio waves to the clock like modulation of energetic electron fluxes from Jupiter
SINGULAR POTENTIALS IN QUANTUM MECHANICS( Book )

1 edition published in 1956 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Electrostatic waves in the magnetosphere of Uranus by W. S Kurth( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Detection of nonthermal continuum radiation in Saturn's magnetosphere by W. S Kurth( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The structure of Titan's wake from plasma wave observations by Donald A Gurnett( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The control of Saturn's kilometric radio emission by Dione by W. S Kurth( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Narrowband electromagnetic emissions from Saturn's magnetosphere by Donald A Gurnett( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Plasma wave experiment for the ISEE-3 mission by F. L Scarf( )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The object of this contract is to provide analysis of data from a scientific instrument designed to study solar wind and plasma wave phenomena on the ISEE-3 Mission. Sensitive, high resolution plasma probes for analysis of the distribution functions and plasma wave instruments for measurements of electromagnetic and electrostatic wave modes are commonly flown together to provide information on plasma instabilities and wave particle interactions. This is the 7th semi-annual report, summarizing the performance of work on the data analysis phase of the contract
 
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