Accession Number : ADA111632

Title :   Geophysical Plasmas and Atmospheric Modeling.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Hyman,Ellis ; Apruzese,John ; Brecht,Steve ; Chao,Winston ; Chen,James

PDF Url : ADA111632

Report Date : Jan 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 450

Abstract : The work performed on this contract encompasses a wide range of topics in space plasma physics and atmospheric modeling in support of the programs of the Geophysical and Plasma Dynamics Branch of the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL). Significant results were obtained in the following areas which will be discussed in succeeding sub-sections below: (A) solar wind-magnetospheric interaction using 2D and 3D MHD computer simulations, (B) investigations of the lower hybrid drift instability, (C) double layer modeling, (D) auroral electron acceleration, (E) ELF/VLF generation in the ionosphere, (F) high altitude nuclear effects, (G) evaluations of atmospheric cooling model, (H) ozone transport, (I) limitations on stratospheric dynamics, (J) general circulation model studies, and (K) collective particle acceleration.

Descriptors :   *Atmospheric physics, *Geophysics, *Plasmas(Physics), *Atmosphere models, Computerized simulation, Mathematical models, Magnetosphere, Magnetic fields, Aurorae, Stratosphere, Ionosphere, Extremely low frequency, Very low frequency, Atmospheric chemistry, Uranium, Infrared spectra, Cooling, Ozone, Transport properties, Atmospheric motion, Electron beams

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE