Momentum and Energy Transfer in an Ionospheric Critical Ionization Velocity Experiment

O. Bolin, N. Brenning, C. M. Swenson, Fritz Primdahl

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Abstract

We present new data from the subpayload of the GRIT II ionospheric active injection experiment. The analysis made possible by these data provides a good understanding of the momentum transfer between the injected ions and the ambient ionosphere. It resolves the conflict between the two competing models for the energy transfer from the newly created ions to hot electrons, while also giving a natural coupling between the energy and momentum transfer processes.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume75
Issue number20
Pages (from-to)3673-3676
ISSN0031-9007
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1995

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Copyright (1995) American Physical Society.

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