High Frequency Electrostatic Plasma Instabilities and Turbulence Layers in the Lower Ionosphere

  1. Maha Ashour-Abdalla,
  2. Tom Chang and
  3. Paul Dusenbery
  1. J. R. Jasperse1,
  2. B. Basu2,
  3. J. M. Retterer2,
  4. D. T. Decker3 and
  5. T. Chang4

Published Online: 18 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/GM086p0077

Space Plasmas: Coupling Between Small and Medium Scale Processes

Space Plasmas: Coupling Between Small and Medium Scale Processes

How to Cite

Jasperse, J. R., Basu, B., Retterer, J. M., Decker, D. T. and Chang, T. (1995) High Frequency Electrostatic Plasma Instabilities and Turbulence Layers in the Lower Ionosphere, in Space Plasmas: Coupling Between Small and Medium Scale Processes (eds M. Ashour-Abdalla, T. Chang and P. Dusenbery), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/GM086p0077

Author Information

  1. 1

    Centre De Recherche En Physique De l'Environnement, Saint-Maur-Des-Foss-s, France

  2. 2

    Phillips Laboratory, Hanscom Air Force Base, Bedford, Massachusetts

  3. 3

    Institute for Space Research, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

  4. 4

    Center for Space Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1995

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875900438

Online ISBN: 9781118664056

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Keywords:

  • Space plasmas;
  • Geophysics;
  • Astrophysics

Summary

  • Introduction

  • Physical Origin of the Suprathermal Shell-Like Bump Near 5 Ev Collisional Dlelectric Function

  • Linear Stability Analysis of the Collisional Dispersion Relation

  • Narrow Electron Cyclotron Instability Layers in the Lower E Region (∼ 100-130 KM)

  • Broad Upper Hybrid Instability Layer in the Upper E and Lower F Regions (∼ 125 to Greater than 170 KM)

  • Limitations on Wave Growth

  • Collisional Quasilinear Analysis of the Resonant Upper Hybrid Instability

  • Plasma Simulations

  • Discussion