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Title: Fine Structure of Chorus Wave Packets: Comparison Between Observations and Wave Generation Models
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Award ID(s):
2021749 2026375
Publication Date:
NSF-PAR ID:
10375521
Journal Name:
Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics
Volume:
126
Issue:
8
ISSN:
2169-9380
Publisher:
DOI PREFIX: 10.1029
Sponsoring Org:
National Science Foundation
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