Accession Number : ADA463529


Title :   Gyrotropic Guiding-Center Fluid Theory for the Turbulent Heating of Magnetospheric Ions in Downward Birkeland Current Regions


Descriptive Note : Journal article


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB HANSCOM AFB MA SPACE VEHICLES DIRECTORATE


Personal Author(s) : Jasperse, John R ; Basu, Bamandas ; Lund, Eric J ; Bouhram, Mehdi


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a463529.pdf


Report Date : 20 Nov 2006


Pagination or Media Count : 14


Abstract : A new fluid theory in the guiding-center and gyrotropic approximation derivable from the ensemble-averaged Vlasov-Maxwell equations that included the effect of wave-particle interactions for weakly turbulent, weakly inhomogeneous, nonuniformly magnetized plasma was recently given by Jasperse, Basu, Lund, and Bouhram [Phys. Plasmas 13, 072903 (2006)]. In that theory, the particles are transported in one spatial dimension (the distances along the magnetic field) but the turbulence is two-dimensional. In this paper, which is intended as a sequel, the above theory is used for quasi-steady conditions...


Descriptors :   *THEORY , *FLUID MECHANICS , REPRINTS , TURBULENCE , HEATING , MAGNETOSPHERE , GYROTRONS , MAXWELLS EQUATIONS , APPROXIMATION(MATHEMATICS) , PLASMAS(PHYSICS)


Subject Categories : Theoretical Mathematics
      Fluid Mechanics
      Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE