Scaling Laws for the Spectrum of Interchange Instabilities in the High Latitude Ionosphere
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC
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Constraints on and scaling laws associated with the power spectrum of interchange instabilities in the inertial regime in the high latitude ionosphere are derived using conservation laws implied by the fundamental nonlinear plasma fluid equations. Applications to large scale convecting high latitude ionospheric plasma density structures, patches, and enhancements are made.
- Atmospheric Physics