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dc.contributorVirginia Techen_US
dc.contributor.authorScales, Wayne A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBernhardt, P. A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorGanguli, Gurudasen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-02-05T14:20:25Z
dc.date.available2014-02-05T14:20:25Z
dc.date.issued1995-01-01
dc.identifier.citationScales, W. A., P. A. Bernhardt, and G. Ganguli (1995), Early time evolution of a chemically produced electron depletion, J. Geophys. Res., 100(A1), 269-280, doi:10.1029/94JA02490.
dc.identifier.issn0148-0227
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/25320
dc.description.abstractThe early time evolution of an ionospheric electron depletion produced by a radially expanding electron attachment chemical release is studied with a two-dimensional simulation model. The model includes electron attachment chemistry, incorporates fluid electrons, particle ions and neutrals, and considers the evolution in a plane perpendicular to the geomagnetic field for a low beta plasma. Timescales considered are of the order of or less than the cyclotron period of the negative ions that result as a by-product of the electron attachment reaction. This corresponds to time periods of tenths of seconds during recent experiments. Simulation results show that a highly sheared azimuthal electron flow velocity develops in the radially expanding depletion boundary. This sheared electron flow velocity and the steep density gradients in the boundary give rise to small-scale irregularities in the form of electron density cavities and spikes. The nonlinear evolution of these irregularities results in trapping and ultimately turbulent heating of the negative ions.
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dc.publisherAmerican Geophysical Union
dc.subjectF-regionen_US
dc.subjectPlasmaen_US
dc.subjectInstabilityen_US
dc.subjectCloudsen_US
dc.subjectDrivenen_US
dc.subjectShearen_US
dc.titleEarly time evolution of a chemically produced electron depletionen_US
dc.typeArticle - Refereeden_US
dc.identifier.urlhttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/94JA02490/pdf
dc.date.accessed2014-01-31
dc.title.serialJournal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1029/94ja02490
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