Accession Number : AD0640237

Title :   COUPLED WAVES IN MAGNETO-IONIC MEDIA, PART I,

Corporate Author : RYDBECK RESEARCH ASSOCIATES FJARAS (SWEDEN)

Personal Author(s) : Rydbeck,O. E. H. ; Hjalmarson,A.

Report Date : JUN 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 124

Abstract : Coupled magneto-ionic equations in total fields, for arbitrary primary wave incidence, and arbitrarily varying medium parameters, are solved in terms of first order mode amplitude equations, expressed in terms of so called 'inhomogeneous' or 'homogeneous' wave numbers. For media with symmetric wave propagation properties, the first order mode amplitude equations can also be replaced by gradient coupled, second order wave equations in so called characteristic components. The gradient coupling terms can then be separated in vertical incidence, and oblique incidence components. Expressions are derived for the mode transfer reflection coefficients, and mode transmission coefficients for an arbitrary, stratified magneto-ionic medium. Several propagation cases, also with characteristic mode or z-component coupling, are discussed in the report. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS, *ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION), EQUATIONS OF MOTION, PROPAGATION, FIELD THEORY, SWEDEN

Subject Categories : Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics
      Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE