Accession Number:

AD0766426

Title:

Magnetospheric Convection at Ionospheric Heights.

Descriptive Note:

Environmental research papers,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS L G HANSCOM FIELD MASS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-06-12

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

A simplified approach is used to obtain analytical expressions for the ionospheric drifts in three dimensions which would result from a spatially uniform and temporally constant magnetospheric dawn-dusk electric field. The resultant vector product E x B convection velocities of F-region heights agree in general character with the few measurements available from Thomson scatter drift experiments carried out during geomagnetically disturbed conditions. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE