Accession Number:

ADA329636

Title:

Investigation of Whistler Wave Phenomena

Descriptive Note:

Final Technical rept. 1993-1997

Corporate Author:

COLUMBIA UNIV NEW YORK

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1997-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

3.0

Abstract:

This award supported research to develop physics-based models of energetic particle transport induced by fluctuations with complex, time-evolving frequency spectra. New observations were made using the Collisionless terrella Experiment CTX , and a variety of experimental and computation techniques were developed. By combining detailed laboratory measurements of the global structure of intense plasma fluctuations with nonlinear guiding-center Hamiltonian simulations, the relationship between induced radial transport and the spectral intensity of drift-resonant fluctuations was demonstrated for the first time. This award provided research and educational support for three undergraduate students and four graduate students.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics
  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE