Modification of the energy-wave number spectrum for heavy proton hydrates as tracers for isotropic turbulence at the summer mesopause


  • C. M. Hall


An ion-chemical model for the terrestrial D region is used to investigate the change in degree of hydration for proton hydrates when the summer polar neutral atmosphere is perturbed by a gravity wave. The drastically changing ion composition which results has consequences for the energy-wave number spectrum of the scalar tracer plasma.