Accession Number : ADA170506


Title :   Acceleration Processes in the Earth's Magnetosphere.


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Dec 81-Dec 84,


Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV LOS ANGELES INST OF GEOPHYSICS AND PLANETARY PHYSICS


Personal Author(s) : Ashour-Abdalla,M ; Coleman,P J , Jr ; Dawson,J M ; Gekelman,W ; Kennel,C F


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a170506.pdf


Report Date : 17 May 1985


Pagination or Media Count : 95


Abstract : Three main topics have been concentrated on in this study: (1) Acceleration of heavy ions on auroral field lines and in the ring current; (2) Kinetic and magnetohydrodynamic studies of reconnection processes in the earth's magnetosphere; and (3) The coupling of the magnetosphere and ionosphere via field aligned currents. Two reports are presented here: Driven Magnetic Reconnection in Three Dimensions: Energy Conversion and Field Aligned Current Generation; and Heating of Thermal Helium in the Equatorial Magnetosphere: A Simulation Study.


Descriptors :   *MAGNETOSPHERE , *MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS , ACCELERATION , ENERGY TRANSFER , HELIUM , AURORAE , MAGNETIC STORMS , HEAVY IONS , CYCLOTRON WAVES , SOLAR WIND


Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE