A Review of Anomalous Resistivity for the Ionosphere,
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C
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This report is written for nonspecialists. The primary goal of the report is to provide a review on the nonlinear theory of conventional and unconventional forms of anomalous resistivity from a unified point of view and analyze the strengths and weaknesses of each mechanism as applied to ionospheric phenomena. Topics discussed include the following Classical resistivity General formulation of resistivity Anomalous resistivity due to current driven instabilities Anomalous resistivity in plasmas stable to current driven instabilities Production of runaways Ionospheric and magnetospheric observations and theories related to anomalous resistivity.
- Atmospheric Physics
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics