Plasma instabilities and their simulations in the equatorial F region – Recent results
Author: Sekar, R.
Source: Space Science Reviews, Volume 107, Numbers 1-2, April 2003 , pp. 251-262(12)
Abstract:In this paper the developments made in the last five years on numerical simulation/modeling studies of a complex nighttime equatorial spread F phenomenon are reviewed. Emphasis is given to the Indian work and necessary comparisons are done with other international works on this field. Investigations involving the important aspects, namely the confinement of the plasma bubble in the bottomside of the ionosphere, linear and nonlinear effects of molecular ions in the development of plasma bubbles, interaction of two modes as a seed perturbation are discussed in detail.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: April 2003