Accession Number:

ADA073467

Title:

Temporal and Spatial Power Spectrum Studies of Numerical Simulations of Type II Gradient Drift Irregularities in the Equatorial Electrojet,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CORNELL UNIV ITHACA N Y LAB OF PLASMA STUDIES

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Report Date:

1978-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

69.0

Abstract:

Temporal and spatial power spectra from computer simulations of the equations modeling Type II irregularities in the equatorial electrojet are presented. The power spectra are computed using the code of Ferch and Sudan, averaging over times as long as 20 seconds. The dependence of the average frequencies and linewidths on wavelenght and angle from the electrojet drift is studied. The mean frequencies obtained agree well with linear theory except at short wavelengths while the linewidths are greater than those predicted by the linear damping rates. The spatial power spectra were also computed and found to be approximately isotropic. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE