Accession Number : ADA189742

Title :   A Proposal for the Establishment of a Center of Excellence in Theoretical Geoplasma Research.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. no. 1, 1 Oct 86- 30 Sep 87,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE

Personal Author(s) : Chang, Tom

PDF Url : ADA189742

Report Date : 15 Nov 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 55

Abstract : Research topics considered include: ionosphere-magnetosphere coupling, high-latitude ionospheric turbulence, charged particle acceleration and heating, nonclassical polar wind, double layers, magnetic reconnection, strong MHD turbulence, plasma radiations induced by moving conducting objects in the low-altitude ionosphere, and F region subvisual polar arcs. Partial Contents: Transverse Acceleration and Heating of Ionospheric Ions and the Formation of Ion Conics: Transverse Heating of Ionospheric Ions along: Auro rl Field Lines by Intense Electromagnetic; Turbulence in the Ion Cyclotron Range of Frequencies; Acceleration of Ionospheric Ions by Lower Hybrid Waves in the Boundary Plasma Sheet; Two-Dimensional Particle-in-Cell Plasma Simulation of High-Latitude Lower Hybrid Turbulence and Charged Particle Acceleration; Ionospheric-Magnetosphere-S olar Wind Coupling Processes; Study of Detailed Particle Distribution and Pitch Angle Scattering in the Diffuse Aurora; A New Nonclassical Polar Wind Theory; and Plasma Radiations in the Low-Altitude Ionosphere; Due to Moving Conducting Objects.

Descriptors :   *AURORAE, *MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS, *MAGNETOSPHERE, *IONOSPHERIC DISTURBANCES, ACCELERATION, ANGLES, BOUNDARIES, CHARGED PARTICLES, CYCLOTRONS, DIFFUSION, DISTRIBUTION, HEATING, HIGH LATITUDES, HYBRID SYSTEMS, IONOSPHERE, IONS, LAYERS, LOW ALTITUDE, PARTICLES, PITCH(INCLINATION), PLASMAS(PHYSICS), POLAR REGIONS, SCATTERING, SHEETS, THEORY, TRANSVERSE, TURBULENCE, WIND, SYMPOSIA, DIGITAL SIMULATION, MONTE CARLO METHOD, PLASMA WAVES

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE