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Title: The role of natural E-region plasma turbulence in the enhanced absorption of HF radio waves in the auroral ionosphere:Implications for RF heating of the auroral electrojet
Authors: Robinson, T. R.
First Published: 1-May-1994
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG
Citation: ANNALES GEOPHYSICAE-ATMOSPHERES HYDROSPHERES AND SPACE SCIENCES, 1994, 12 (4), pp. 316-332
Abstract: Physical processes which affect the absorption of radio waves passing through the auroral E-region when Farley-Buneman irregularities are present are examined. In particular, the question of whether or not it is legitimate to include the anomalous wave-enhanced collision frequency, which has been used successfully to account for the heating effects of Farley-Buneman waves in the auroral E-region, in the usual expression for the radio-wave absorption coefficient is addressed. Effects also considered are those due to wave coupling between electromagnetic waves and high-frequency electrostatic waves in the presence of Farley-Buneman irregularities. The implications for radio-wave heating of the auroral electrojet of these processes are also discussed. In particular, a new theoretical model for calculating the effects of high-power radio-wave heating on the electron temperature in an electrojet containing Farley-Buneman turbulence is presented.
DOI Link: 10.1007/s00585-994-0316-9
ISSN: 0992-7689
Links: http://hdl.handle.net/2381/19509
http://www.ann-geophys.net/12/316/1994/angeo-12-316-1994.html
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © European Geosciences Union 1994
Appears in Collections:Published Articles, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy

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