Accession Number : ADA191216

Title :   A Plasma Wave Instrument on the AMPTE/IRM (Active Magnetospheric Particle Tracing Explorers/Ion Release Module) Spacecraft.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 1 Dec 81-31 Aug 87,

Corporate Author : IOWA UNIV IOWA CITY DEPT OF PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY

Personal Author(s) : Anderson, Roger R ; Gurnett, Donald A

PDF Url : ADA191216

Report Date : 27 Jan 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The primary purposes of the Active Magnetospheric Particle Tracing Explorers (AMPTE) program were (1) to carry out the release and monitoring of lithium and barium ions in the solar wind and the distant magnetosphere in order to study the transport of energization of magnetospheric particles, and to investigate the instabilities and wave-particle interactions associated with the releases and subsequent evolution of the injected clouds, and (2) to carry out large releases of barium in the solar wind with the objective of producing artificial comets and studying the interaction of the injected plasma clouds with the solar wind.

Descriptors :   *PLASMA WAVES, *SOLAR WIND, *TRACKING, *IONIZED GASES, BARIUM, CLOUDS, COMETS, INSTRUMENTATION, INTERACTIONS, IONS, LITHIUM, MAGNETOSPHERE, MONITORING, PLASMAS(PHYSICS), RELEASE, SPACECRAFT, WAVES, CHARGED PARTICLES, TRANSPORT PROPERTIES

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE