Dynamo action in sporadic-E formation

Jones K.L. and Whitehead J.D. (1987) Dynamo action in sporadic-E formation. Journal of Atmospheric and Terrestrial Physics, 49 4: 367-376. doi:10.1016/0021-9169(87)90031-6


Author Jones K.L.
Whitehead J.D.
Title Dynamo action in sporadic-E formation
Journal name Journal of Atmospheric and Terrestrial Physics
ISSN 0021-9169
Publication date 1987-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/0021-9169(87)90031-6
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 49
Issue 4
Start page 367
End page 376
Total pages 10
Subject 1902 Film, Television and Digital Media
1908 Geophysics
Abstract A theoretical study of the effects of background winds on wind shear-produced sporadic-E layers requires an account of the dynamo electric fields which result from the plasma motion produced by these winds. When a sporadic-E layer is carried downward by a descending wind shear the final height of the layer may vary by some 10 km depending on the background wind. Due to a loading effect on the dynamo, for a given background wind, the final height may vary by about 6 km depending on the degree of ionization in the E-layer in the magnetically conjugate hemisphere. The time scale for dispersal of a sporadic-E layer by drifts in wind-induced electric fields may be as little as 2 h.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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