Approximate Analytical Formulae for Electron Density and Collision Frequency in the Natural and Nuclear-Disturbed Ionosphere and Inner Magnetosphere
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC
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The phenomenological models of global electron density for the natural ionosphere of Ching and Chiu 1973 and Chiu 1975 have been extended to both lower 60 km and higher 36,000 km altitudes. Computer simulations of a high altitude nuclear explosion are analyzed to develop a phenomenological model of electron density. Approximate analytical formulae for electron density and associated electron collision frequency in both the natural and nuclear- distributed near earth space plasma environment are derived.
- Atmospheric Physics
- Nuclear Explosions and Devices (Non-Military)