Accession Number : AD0757898

Title :   Study of Solar Wind Interactions.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 Jan 70-15 Jan 73,

Corporate Author : RICE UNIV HOUSTON TEX DEPT OF SPACE SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Dessler,Alexander J.

Report Date : 16 JAN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 79

Abstract : The report summarizes the results of research carried out on solar wind interactions. Following a brief review of the knowledge of the solar-wind magnetosphere interaction the report describes contract-supported research in the following four categories: Solar-Wind/Magnetosphere Interaction at the Magnetopause; Structure and Dynamics of the Magnetospheric Tail; Magnetosphere-Ionosphere Coupling; and Substorm Theory. The first two categories include both theory and satellite-data analysis; the last two include theory only. An attempt is made to evaluate the contribution of these results to the attainment of the theoretical-empirical framework necessary to devise a routine procedure for the prediction of geomagnetic activity, by means of satellite-monitoring of upstream solar wind conditions and/or parameters in the magnetospheric tail. (Author Modified Abstract)

Descriptors :   (*SOLAR WIND, *MAGNETOSPHERE), ATMOSPHERE MODELS, PLASMAS(PHYSICS), MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS, IONOSPHERE, MAGNETIC STORMS

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE