Accession Number:

ADA224393

Title:

Effects of Energy, Momentum and Particle Transport in the Near-Earth Solar Terrestrial System

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 2 Dec 1986-1 May 1990

Corporate Author:

REGIS COLL RESEARCH CENTER WESTON MA

Report Date:

1990-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

84.0

Abstract:

This work has included the scientific studies of high-latitude plasma irregularities and the physics of the aurora, engineering of space environmental sensors, and dat processing services. Scientific studies were conducted in the areas of energy dissipation, magnetosphere-ionosphere interactions and ionospheric plasma. Design work has been done on a series of plasma instruments for the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program DMSP, the Combined Release and Radiation Effects Studies CRRES, the Photovoltaic Array Space Power PASP , the Interactions Measurements Payload for Shuttle IMPS and the NASA POLAR satellite program. Computer programs have been written to process RPA and Drift Meter data from the F8 and F9 DMSP satellites. Keywords Ionosphere, Magnetosphere, Auroral electrojet, Auroral currents, Electric fields, Magnetic fields, Plasma irregularities, Cusp.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE