Accession Number : AD0723654

Title :   Noise in the Neutral Sheet in the Geomagnetic Tail.

Descriptive Note : Interim scientific rept. 1 Dec 69-30 Nov 70,

Corporate Author : IMPERIAL COLL OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LONDON (ENGLAND) DEPT OF PHYSICS

Personal Author(s) : Dungey,James W.

Report Date : 07 JAN 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : Following the conclusion of Contract AF61(052)-927 the continuing effort concentrated on the self-consistent model of the undisturbed sheet, broken into two cases where the normal component of magnetic field is negligible and important. The former case is near completion, the most striking feature being the concentration of the potential drop at the dawn end of the sheet. The latter case is more difficult, but has been broken into two parts on the basis of a hopeful approximation. The self-consistent problem is like an optimisation problem, and a simple iterative scheme looks hopeful for the first part and programming is in progress. The second part may be suitable for the computational physics approach, but other optimisation techniques will be investigated. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MAGNETOSPHERE, NOISE(RADIO)), GEOMAGNETISM, ELECTRIC FIELDS, DISTRIBUTION FUNCTIONS, GREAT BRITAIN

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE