Accession Number:

ADA131946

Title:

Beam Plasma Turbulence Study.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Aug 79-30 Sep 82,

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE CENTER FOR SPACE RESEARCH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

83.0

Abstract:

We are concerned with the plasma wave radiations and turbulence, generated by natural or artificially produced charged beams and currents or plasma anisotropy, in the Earths ionosphere and magnetosphere--particularly in the topside ionosphere and the suprauroral region. Specific problems studied during the three-year contract period include ion conics and beams, lower hybrid waves and hybrid whistlers, nonlinear electrostatic ion cyclotron waves and cavitations, the beam-plasma-discharge phenomenon, strong plasma turbulence, electrostatic shocks across auroral field lines, particle-acceleration mechanisms, collisional effects, and anisotropy-driven magnetic reconnection processes. Major research contributions are described in detail in theis report. Complete lists of the titles of scientific publications and technical professional and technical presentations sponsored by this contract are also given, and important related professional activities are outlined.

Subject Categories:

  • Numerical Mathematics
  • Particle Accelerators
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE