Accession Number:

ADA209993

Title:

Scaling Laws for the Spectrum of Interchange Instabilities in the High Latitude Ionosphere

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-06-15

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE