MOTION INDUCED DISTURBANCES OF IONIZED GASES.
Final rept. 1 Oct 64-1 Jul 66,
NORTHEASTERN UNIV BOSTON MASS
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The research is ultimately directed toward an improved understanding of wave disturbances in the ionosphere. Particular emphasis is placed on construction of very general mathematical models for analysis of ionospheric wave disturbances. The model discussed is one in which the ionosphere is described as a linearized electron-ion-neutral gas that is vertically non-uniform in the static parameters, eg. pressures, densities, collision frequencies, etc. and which includes the effects of the earths magnetic field. Analytical and numerical methods of solving the system of coupled differential equations arising from the formulation are discussed. A computer program for solving these equations is described. Also discussed are degenerate subcases that are more easily solved and are useful in interpreting the more general results. Generalizations of the model to include some of the effects of viscosity and heat conduction are also treated. Author
- Atmospheric Physics