Accession Number : ADA299896

Title :   Plasmaspheric Modeling Studies, Substorm Response Modeling and Planetary Wave Signatures.

Descriptive Note : Scientific rept. no. 2,

Corporate Author : BOSTON UNIV MA CENTER FOR SPACE PHYSICS

Personal Author(s) : Fox, Matthew W. ; Pi, Xiaoqing ; Forbes, Jeffrey M.

PDF Url : ADA299896

Report Date : JUN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 54

Abstract : A coupled ionosphere plasmasphere model has been adapted for use as an extension to an ongoing ionospheric specification model. The changes made and their significance are described herein, along with the discussion of the nature of numerical solutions to ions in diffusive equilibrium and the significance of ion ion coupling. Secondly, dynamical modeling work has been undertaken to investigate the nature of the ionospheric response to substorm activity. Finally, SETA-based measurements of thermospheric density have been analyzed for wavelike structures and responses.

Descriptors :   *MAGNETIC STORMS, *IONOSPHERIC DISTURBANCES, *PLASMA WAVES, *PLASMASPHERE, COUPLING(INTERACTION), IONOSPHERE, IONS, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, IONOSPHERIC MODELS.

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE