Review of the Magnetospheric Wave-Particle Interaction Workshop, Held at Stanford Research Institute, Menlo Park, California, on 11-13 July 1972
STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CA
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A workshop on magnetospheric wave-particle interaction sponsored by ARPA and ONR was held at Stanford Research Institute, Menlo Park, California on 11-13 July, 1972. The general view of the workshop participants was that significant wave amplification at ULF and VLF frequencies can be artificially stimulated by injecting cold plasma outside the plasmapause in the magnetosphere, and that specific military applications for such wave amplification communications and its associated particle precipitation nuclear weapons effects are possible. The following subjects were discussed 1 potential military applications, 2 physics of the wave-amplifying mechanism, 3 experimental observations and current theory of ULF and VLF wave- particle interaction, and 4 design of experiments to investigate wave-particle interaction phenomena. It was also the view of the workshop participants that further research should be carried out to design an optimum experimental investigation of cold-plasma-injection phenomena. A detailed list of the necessary research topics was prepared and is included in the report.
- Atmospheric Physics
- Radiofrequency Wave Propagation