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Record 28 of 9723
Zonal drifts of irregularities imparted by meridional winds.
External Online Source: doi:10.1016/0021-9169(73)90093-7
Author and Affiliation:
Waldman, H.(Rio de Janeiro, Universidade, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Da Rosa, A. V.(Stanford University, Stanford, Calif., United States)
Abstract: In a uniform ionosphere, meridional winds cause only meridional motions of irregularities. It is shown, however, that, if F-region irregularities are considered in a real ionosphere in which there is a highly conductive E-layer, zonal motions occur. During the day a substantial westward drift takes place, while at night the drift is eastward but smaller, owing to the much smaller E-layer conductivity. Thus, the effect of meridional winds is to impart a net westward drift to small irregularities in the ionization, provided such irregularities persist long enough.
Publication Date: Feb 01, 1973
Document ID:
19730035255
(Acquired Dec 04, 1995)
Accession Number: 73A20057
Subject Category: GEOPHYSICS
Document Type: Journal Article
Publication Information: Journal of Atmospheric and Terrestrial Physics; 35; Feb. 197
Publisher Information: United Kingdom
Contract/Grant/Task Num: NGR-05-020-001
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Description: 7p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: IONOSPHERIC DRIFT; IONOSPHERIC ELECTRON DENSITY; MERIDIONAL FLOW; PLASMA INTERACTIONS; WIND EFFECTS; CHARGED PARTICLES; CONTINUITY EQUATION; CURRENT DENSITY; E REGION; ELECTRIC FIELDS; F REGION; GEOMAGNETISM; GYROFREQUENCY; MASS FLOW; NEUTRAL PARTICLES; WIND VELOCITY
Imprint And Other Notes: Journal of Atmospheric and Terrestrial Physics, vol. 35, Feb. 1973, p. 275-281.
Miscellaneous Notes: p. 275-281
Availability Source: Other Sources
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