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Effects of Finite Current Channel Width on the Current Convective Instability.
Memorandum rept. Oct 83-Oct 84,
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC
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The effects of the finite current channel width on the current convective instability are studied both analytically and numerically. First, using a sharp-boundary field-aligned current distribution which has a finite width along the plasma density gradient, the dispersion relation is obtained analytically. Numerical results are also presented for a diffuse-boundary current velocity distribution. Applications to the high latitude ionosphere are discussed. Key words include Plasma instability, High latitude ionosphere, Fluid instability, Finite current channel width.
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