Accession Number:

ADA065293

Title:

Electron Transport in an Inhomogeneous Medium Representative of the Terrestrial Upper Atmosphere.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Feb-31 Oct 78,

Corporate Author:

LOWELL UNIV RESEARCH FOUNDATION MASS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

This treatment of the electron transport in an inhomogeneous medium accounts for the pitch-angle scattering of hyperthermal electrons by neutral species and the ambient plasma. Also included is the effect of inhomogeneous character of the upper atmosphere on the relaxation length which becomes crucially important in the high magnetic latitudes. For dealing with the inhomogeneity of the atmosphere a maximum variational principle has been deployed which is discussed elsewhere. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE