Accession Number:

ADA101978

Title:

Nonlinear Stabilization of the Farley-Buneman Instability by Strong E x B Turbulence.

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-07-31

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

It is shown that through nonlinear mode coupling processes long wavelength low frequency strong E x B turbulence can stabilize short wavelength high frequency Farley-Buneman modes in a weakly ionized low pressure convecting plasma. Favorable comparisons are made with experimental observations. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE