Accession Number : AD0758064

Title :   Laboratory Simulation of Artificial Plasma Clouds in the Ionosphere.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : CORNELL UNIV ITHACA N Y LAB OF PLASMA STUDIES

Personal Author(s) : Morse,David L. ; Destler,William W.

Report Date : MAR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : The results of an experiment to model the behavior of artificial plasma clouds in the ionosphere are presented. The formation of field-aligned structure or striations is frequently observed. The appearance of this structure and its subsequent motion are found to be in substantial agreement with theory. In particular, the ratio of the integrated Pedersen conductivity of the cloud to that of the background through which it moves is found to be an important factor determining the growth rate of the striations. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*IONOSPHERE, PLASMAS(PHYSICS)), (*ATMOSPHERIC SOUNDING, SIMULATION), MAGNETIC FIELDS, GAS IONIZATION, HALL EFFECT, ATMOSPHERIC MOTION

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE