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Active Probing of Space Plasmas
Final rept. 25 Oct 1985-30 Sep 1989
NORTHEASTERN UNIV BOSTON MA
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During the course of the research period our efforts were focused on the following areas 1 An examination of stochastic acceleration mechanisms in the ionosphere 2 A study of nonequilibrium dynamics of the coupled magnetosphere - ionosphere system and 3 Laboratory studies of active space experiments. Reprints include Dynamics of charged particles in the near wake of a very negatively charged body -- Laboratory experiment and numerical simulation Laboratory study of the electron temperature in the near wake of a conducting body New model for auroral breakup during substorms Substorm breakup on closed field lines New model for substorm on sets -- The pre-breakup and triggering regimes Model of the westward traveling surge and the generation of Pi 2 pulsations Ionospheric electron acceleration by electromagnetic waves near regions of plasma resonances Relativistic particle acceleration by obliquely propagating electromagnetic fields Some consequences of intense electromagnetic wave injection into space plasmas. Keywords Electron acceleration Wave particle interaction Substorm dynamics Spacecraft interactions.
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