Accession Number : ADA305488

Title :   Electromagnetic Wave Propagation and Attenuation in Magnetoplasmas.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Dec 91-30 Nov 95,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE PLASMA FUSION CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Lee, Min-Chang

PDF Url : ADA305488

Report Date : 30 NOV 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : The AFOSR grant has been used to support primarily a Ph.D student, Daniel T. Moriarty for research on EM wave propagation and interaction with the magnetized plasmas generated in the Versatile Toroidal Facility (VTF). The VTF has been used to investigate ionospheric plasma turbulence and cross-checking the plasma heating experiments at Arecibo, Puerto Rico. We have successfully reproduced our Arecibo experimental results with VTF. We have developed a theory to explain the generation of frequency upshifted plasma modes.

Descriptors :   *IONOSPHERIC DISTURBANCES, *IONOSPHERIC PROPAGATION, IONOSPHERE, TURBULENCE, HEATING, TOROIDS, MAGNETIZATION, ATMOSPHERIC ATTENUATION.

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE