Accession Number:

ADA137122

Title:

Longitudinal Resistivity and Intermediate Mach Number Collisionless Transverse Magnetosonic Shocks.

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-12-30

Pagination or Media Count:

61.0

Abstract:

It is shown that for collisionless transverse magnetosonic shocks, there exists an intermediate range of Mach numbers between the maximum Mach number for transverse resistivity and the onset of significant ion reflection. In this intermediate range, the structure is dominated by a breakdown of the quasi-neutrality approximation and longitudinal resistivity is a simple fluid model for the dissipation mechanism which forms the shock.

Subject Categories:

  • Numerical Mathematics
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE