Computer Simulation of the Dynamics of the Near-Earth Part of the Geomagnetic Tail.
Final rept. 1 Jan 83-4 May 86,
RICE UNIV HOUSTON TX DEPT OF SPACE PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY
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The objective of the contract was to extend the Rice Convection Modeling capabilities tailward to include the near Earth part of the geomagnetic tail, in order to include the dynamics of that region in our substorm simulations. The effort was divided into three parts 1. Development of equilibrium magnetic-field models 2. Development of an MHD code for use in the near magnetotail for periods when flows are supersonic or super-Alfvenic 3. Modification of the Rice Convection Model to make it applicable further out in the magnetotail.
- Atmospheric Physics