Accession Number : AD0751921

Title :   Advective Heating in the Thermosphere During Geomagnetic Storms.

Descriptive Note : Environmental research papers,

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

Personal Author(s) : Forbes,Jeffrey M.

Report Date : 14 SEP 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : A scale analysis is performed to estimate the meridional wind speeds necessary to effectively redistribute thermal energy by advection to lower latitudes during geomagnetic storms. Winds on the order of several hundreds of meters per second are found to account for a considerable amount of heat transfer in the thermosphere. Meridional winds of this magnitude during geomagnetic storms been reported by several workers. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MAGNETIC STORMS, HEATING), ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE, UPPER ATMOSPHERE, WIND, HEAT TRANSFER

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE