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Record 16 of 3863
Analysis of Kelvin Helmholtz Instabilities of Plasma Jets
Author and Affiliation:
Friedman, Mark J.(Alabama Univ., Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, Huntsville, AL United States)
Hollingsworth, Blane J.(Alabama Univ., Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, Huntsville, AL United States)
Abstract: Ulysses data indicates density fluctuations which are theorized to be the result of shear between a solar jet and its ambient. The MHD Kelvin-Helmholtz ("KH") instability causes such fluctuations as observed by Ulysses. A new dispersion relationship which accounts for this KH instability is derived via the linearization of the MHD equations. This generalizes an earlier result by Hardee. This dispersion relationship has the form of eight non-linear equations with nine unknowns.
Publication Date: Oct 01, 1999
Document ID:
20020043225
(Acquired May 17, 2002)
Subject Category: PLASMA PHYSICS
Coverage: Final Report
Document Type: Technical Report
Publication Information: 1999 NASA/ASEE Summer Faculty Fellowship Program; D-20
Contract/Grant/Task Num: NGT8-52874
Financial Sponsor: NASA; Washington, DC United States
NASA Marshall Space Flight Center; Huntsville, AL United States
Organization Source: Alabama Univ.; Dept. of Mathematical Sciences; Huntsville, AL United States
Description: 1p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: No Copyright
NASA Terms: PLASMA JETS; KELVIN-HELMHOLTZ INSTABILITY; MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS; LINEARIZATION; ULYSSES MISSION
Availability Source: Other Sources
Availability Notes: Abstract Only
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