Accession Number : ADA561046


Title :   Geospace Plasma Dynamics Laboratory Annual Task Report (FY11)


Descriptive Note : Technical rept. 1 Oct 2010-30 Sep 2011


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB KIRTLAND AFB NM SPACE VEHICLES DIRECTORATE


Personal Author(s) : Ober, Daniel


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a561046.pdf


Report Date : 01 Mar 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 14


Abstract : This annual report provides a summary of progress made during FY11 on AFOSR task titled Geospace Plasma Dynamics. The goal of this research effort is to develop a detailed knowledge of the space environment by analyzing satellite data and developing the theories needed to explain the observations. In this way we hope to improve our capability to predict the state of the space environment. This effort includes 4 basic research efforts. They are 1) Investigate the spatial and temporal evolution of the turbulent field-aligned Birkeland current system, 2) Investigate solar wind-magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling processes, 3) Specify and predict long-term (3 day) forecast of the low-latitude ionosphere using first principles models, and 4) Investigate the physics of penetration electric fields.


Descriptors :   *PLASMA WAVES , ELECTRIC FIELDS , IONOSPHERE , MAGNETOSPHERE , SOLAR WIND


Subject Categories : Astrophysics
      Atmospheric Physics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE