Accession Number:

AD0773405

Title:

An Ionospheric Model for Currents, the Electric Field, and the Plasma Density in an Auroral Arc.

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

A model of an auroral arc is presented for the self consistent calculations of currents, the ionospheric electric field, and the plasma density. The results of model calculations are presented for a selection of assumed values of the magnetospheric electric field and an anomalous resistance to geomagnetic field-aligned currents. These calculated currents and electric fields are shown to be in qualitative agreement with the published measurements. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE