Accession Number:

ADA169449

Title:

Computer Simulation of the Dynamics of the Near-Earth Part of the Geomagnetic Tail.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jan 83-4 May 86,

Corporate Author:

RICE UNIV HOUSTON TX DEPT OF SPACE PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-05-05

Pagination or Media Count:

40.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE