Accession Number : ADA118844

Title :   On the Prospects for Artificially Inducing Equatorial Spread F.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Zalesak,S T ; Ossakow,S L

PDF Url : ADA118844

Report Date : 09 Sep 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : The possibility of artificially inducing the onset of equatorial spread F by the collision dominated Rayleigh-Taylor or ExB gradient drift instability mechanism via a hypothetical chemical release in the equatorial ionosphere is considered. Each of the factors affecting the outcome of such an experiment is examined, and recommendations are made with the goal of maximizing the chances of successfully triggering the instabilities. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Numerical analysis, *Simulation, *Ionosphere, *Equatorial regions, *Chemicals, Collisions, Magnetic fields, Release, Drift, Gradients, Stability, Spread spectrum, Rocket launching

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Numerical Mathematics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE