Dawn chorus (electromagnetic)
The electromagnetic dawn chorus is a phenomenon that occurs most often at or shortly after dawn local time. With the proper radio equipment, dawn chorus can be converted to sounds that resemble birds' dawn chorus (by coincidence).
The electromagnetic dawn chorus is believed to be generated by a Doppler-shifted cyclotron interaction between anisotropic distributions of energetic (> 40 keV) electrons and ambient background VLF noise. These energetic electrons are generally injected into the inner magnetosphere at the onset of the substorm expansion phase. Dawn choruses occur more frequently during magnetic storms.
- Auroral chorus
- Hiss (electromagnetic)
- Whistler (radio)
- Cluster One, a Pink Floyd track using sferics and dawn chorus as an overture
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- Stephen P. McGreevy's ground-based ELF-VLF recordings at the Library of Congress Web Archives (archived 2002-09-13)
- Natural VLF Radio - Sounds of Space Weather
- Space-Weather Sounds - the Mysterious and Beautiful Natural Radio Phenomena of Earth at the Wayback Machine (archived August 22, 2014)
- 2018 recording by NASA RBSP (Radiation Belt Storm Probe)