Accession Number:

ADA026628

Title:

A Review of Anomalous Resistivity for the Ionosphere,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

75.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE