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Electrodynamics of the low-latitude ionosphere
We have undertaken a study of the low and mid latitude ionospheric electric field pattern, during both magnetospherically quiet and active periods. Our analysis can be conveniently split into two parts. i.In an effort to ...
Application of an empirically-derived polytropic index for the solar wind to a solar wind shock propagation model
Data from the Helios 1 spacecraft have been used to determine an empirical value for the polytropic index for the free-streaming solar wind. Application of this non-adiabatic polytropic index to a two-dimensional solar ...
The Triton-Neptune plasma interaction
The Voyager 2 encounter with Neptune and Triton in August of 1989 provided clues to an intriguing problem. Instruments onboard the spacecraft showed a large ionosphere at Triton. Subsequent studies have tried to explain ...
Calibration of the Rice magnetospheric specification and forecast model for the inner magnetosphere
A quantitative comparison has been made between observed low-energy ($\sim$1 keV $-$ 30 keV) particle fluxes in the inner magnetosphere (r $<$ 6.6 Earth radii) and those calculated by the Rice Magnetospheric Specification ...
An analytical relationship between the magnetospheric potential drop and the ionospheric conductance
In this thesis we derive an analytical relationship between the Earth's magnetospheric potential drop and the ionospheric conductance by adopting a simple two-dimensional model of a magnetic field draping around the tail ...
Plasma-induced self-phase and cross-phase modulation of femtosecond laser pulses
The spectral, temporal, and spatial characteristics of plasma-induced self-phase and cross-phase modulation in rare gases have been investigated using a femtosecond KrF excimer laser focused to peak intensities of ...