Accession Number : ADA329636

Title :   Investigation of Whistler Wave Phenomena

Descriptive Note : Final Technical rept. 1993-1997

Corporate Author : COLUMBIA UNIV NEW YORK

Personal Author(s) : Mauel, Michael E.

PDF Url : ADA329636

Report Date : MAY 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : This award supported research to develop physics-based models of energetic particle transport induced by fluctuations with complex, time-evolving frequency spectra. New observations were made using the Collisionless terrella Experiment (CTX) , and a variety of experimental and computation techniques were developed. By combining detailed laboratory measurements of the global structure of intense plasma fluctuations with nonlinear guiding-center Hamiltonian simulations, the relationship between induced radial transport and the spectral intensity of drift-resonant fluctuations was demonstrated for the first time. This award provided research and educational support for three undergraduate students and four graduate students.

Descriptors :   *PLASMAS(PHYSICS), *WAVES, *WHISTLERS, MEASUREMENT, GLOBAL, COMPUTATIONS, EDUCATION, STUDENTS, INTENSITY, TEST METHODS, VARIATIONS, PARTICLES, TRANSPORT, LABORATORY PROCEDURES, SPECTRAL ENERGY DISTRIBUTION, ENERGETIC PROPERTIES.

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics
      Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE