Electrodynamic drift effects in mid-latitude F-region storm phenomena

Jones K.L. (1971) Electrodynamic drift effects in mid-latitude F-region storm phenomena. Journal of Atmospheric and Terrestrial Physics, 33 9: 1311-1319. doi:10.1016/0021-9169(71)90004-3


Author Jones K.L.
Title Electrodynamic drift effects in mid-latitude F-region storm phenomena
Journal name Journal of Atmospheric and Terrestrial Physics
ISSN 0021-9169
Publication date 1971
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/0021-9169(71)90004-3
Volume 33
Issue 9
Start page 1311
End page 1319
Total pages 9
Subject 1902 Film, Television and Digital Media
1908 Geophysics
Abstract Calculations have been performed of changes in NmF2 due to vertical drifts associated with electric fields in the storm time mid-latitude F-region. Vertical drifts depend on changes of electric field strength and vanish after a short time for steady fields in the daytime F-region because of motion set up in the neutral air. Various forms of electric field variation have been used. It is shown that electrodynamic drifts may be responsible for one type of reported phenomenon but not for the very large increases in NmF2 which are sometimes observed. One result of interest is that that a sinusoidal electric field produces drifts which probably cause a nett increase in NmF2. A 'circuit analogue' method has been developed to estimate the vertical drifts caused by electric fields in the F-region.
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