Accession Number:

AD0770119

Title:

Anomalous Resistivity in the Auroral Plasma.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

Report Date:

1973-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

The stabilization of fast precipitating electron bursts in the auroral plasma by parametric spectral transfer of waves out of their region of generation, results in a non-linear equilibrium, composed of an enhanced wave spectrum of high frequency oscillations and very low frequency ion density fluctuations. It is shown that the wave particle scattering due to the enhanced spectrum of the low phase velocity ion fluctuations can increase the d.c. resistivity of the auroral plasma by several orders of magnitude. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE