Accession Number : AD0778649

Title :   Topside Ionosphere Ion Heating Due to Electrostatic Ion Cyclotron Turbulence.

Descriptive Note : Memorandum rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Palmadesso,P. J. ; Coffey,T. P. ; Ossakow,S. L. ; Papadopoulos,K.

Report Date : APR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : It is shown that strong ion heating is a consequence of electrostatic ion cyclotron turbulence in the topside ionosphere. Ion temperature profiles are obtained and the implications of the heating effect on anomalous resistivity calculations are discussed.

Descriptors :   *Ionosphere, *Ions, *Heating, Cyclotron waves, Electrostatics

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE