Accession Number:

ADA179184

Title:

Magnetosphere-Ionosphere Interaction Studies.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 11 Jul 80-30 Jun 84,

Corporate Author:

REGIS COLL WESTON MA

Report Date:

1984-06-30

Pagination or Media Count:

103.0

Abstract:

The objectives of this contract were twofold 1 study of the electrodynamics of the ionosphere-magnetosphere system in order to gain new insight about the transmission of energy and particles through the system using data from the S3-2, S3-3 and DMSP satellites 2 design, test and evaluate new spacecraft hardware for measuring particles and fields more efficiently and completely. This report summarizes five studies performed in fulfillment of objective 1. The accomplishment of objective 2 has involved the design of instrumentation for several satellite programs and is detailed in section 2 of the report. The final section describes software developed for preliminary processing of data from the retarding potential analyzer, yielding estimates of typical plasma parameters. Keywords Field aligned currents Inverted V events Dayside cusp Polar cap potential Topside spread F Magnetosphere ionosphere interaction.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE