Acceleration Processes in the Earth's Magnetosphere.
Final rept. Dec 81-Dec 84,
CALIFORNIA UNIV LOS ANGELES INST OF GEOPHYSICS AND PLANETARY PHYSICS
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Three main topics have been concentrated on in this study 1 Acceleration of heavy ions on auroral field lines and in the ring current 2 Kinetic and magnetohydrodynamic studies of reconnection processes in the earths magnetosphere and 3 The coupling of the magnetosphere and ionosphere via field aligned currents. Two reports are presented here Driven Magnetic Reconnection in Three Dimensions Energy Conversion and Field Aligned Current Generation and Heating of Thermal Helium in the Equatorial Magnetosphere A Simulation Study.
- Atmospheric Physics