Accession Number : AD0288663

Title :   THE GENERATION AND EFFECT OF ELECTROSTATIC FIELDS DURING AN AURORAL DISTURBANCE

Corporate Author : AVCO CORP WILMINGTON MASS RESEARCH AND ADVANCED DEVELOPMENT DIV

Personal Author(s) : SWIFT,DANIEL W.

Report Date : 09 NOV 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The equations of motion of electrons and ions in the presence of electric, magnetic, and neutral particle velocity fields are derived for conditions which are apt to exist in an auroral arc. The electric field resulting from charge separation is computed. Electron densities, charged particle motion, and electric currents are also computed. It is shown how these computations can account for magnetic bays, electron drifts and electric field fluctuation observed during auroral disturbances. Analytical expressions for electric field strengths and neutral plasma drift velocities are derived. (Author)

Descriptors :   *AURORAE, *ELECTRIC FIELDS, ELECTRONS, EQUATIONS, IONIZATION, MAGNETIC FIELDS, MOTION, WIND

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE