Ionospheric Modification: An Initial Report on Artificially Created Equatorial Spread F.
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C
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A numerical simulation code for investigating equatorial Spread F in the collisional Rayleigh-Taylor regime is utilized to follow the evolution of artificial plasma density depletions injected into the bottomside nighttime equatorial F region. The 70 km diameter hole rapidly rises and steepens, forming plasma density enhancements at altitudes below the rising hole. The distribution of enhancements and depletions is similar to natural equatorial Spread F phenomena, except it occurs on a much faster time scale. Author
- Atmospheric Physics