Accession Number:

AD0691744

Title:

ELECTRON PRECIPITATION PULSATIONS,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA UNIV LOS ANGELES PLASMA PHYSICS GROUP

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

36.0

Abstract:

When high frequency wave turbulence is present, low frequency micropulsations can strongly modulate the high frequency wave amplitudes, leading to finite amplitude pulsations in the loss rate of energetic electrons from the magnetosphere. An extremely idealized model suggests that the precipitation modulation depends exponentially on the micropulsation amplitude, when the micropulsation period is less than the electron precipitation lifetime. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE