Accession Number : AD0623647

Title :   MAGNETO-IONIC COUPLING IN AN INHOMOGENEOUS MEDIUM.

Descriptive Note : Physical sciences research papers,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS L G HANSCOM FIELD MASS

Personal Author(s) : Inoue,Yuji ; Horowitz,Samuel

Report Date : SEP 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : The propagation of electromagnetic waves in a horizontally stratified layer of gyrotropic medium is discussed. Derivation of a comprehensive representation for magneto-ionic coupling coefficients allows interpretation of the physical significance of the coupling. Introduction of an invariant quantity for an inhomogeneous medium becomes an important guide for numerical solutions of the wave equation. Numerical results of magneto-ionic coupling coefficients are presented. Based on region properties, characteristic wave types are defined: for the isotropic region, linearly polarized waves are used; for the anisotropic region, elliptically polarized waves generally are applied. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION, PLASMA MEDIUM), (*WAVE PROPAGATION, PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS), IONOSPHERIC PROPAGATION, RADIO WAVES, FIELD THEORY, ATMOSPHERE MODELS, TENSOR ANALYSIS, MATRICES(MATHEMATICS)

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE