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Nonlinear phenomena in the ionosphere

Author: A V Gurevich
Publisher: New York : Springer Verlag, ©1978.
Series: Physics and chemistry in space, v. 10.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A V Gurevich
ISBN: 0387086056 9780387086057 3540086056 9783540086055
OCLC Number: 123104937
Notes: Translation of Nelineĭnye i︠a︡vlenii︠a︡ v ionosfere.
Description: x, 370 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction.- 1.1 Data on the Structure of the Ionosphere.- 1.2 Features of Nonlinear Phenomena in the Ionosphere.- 1.2.1. Nonlinearity Mechanisms.- 1.2.2. Qualitative Character of Nonlinear Phenomena.- 1.2.3. Brief Historical Review.- 2. Plasma Kinetics in an Alternating Electric Field.- 2.1. Homogeneous Alternating Field in a Plasma (Elementary Theory).- 2.1.1.Electron Current-Electronic Conductivity and Dielectric Constant.- 2.1.2.Electron Temperature.- 2.1.3.Ion Current-Heating of Electrons and Ions.- 2.2. The Kinetic Equation.- 2.2.1. Simplification of the Kinetic Equation for Electrons.- 2.2.2. Transformation of the Electron Collision Integral.- 2.2.3. Inelastic Collisions.- 2.3. Electron Distribution Function.- 2.3.1. Strongly Ionized Plasma.- 2.3.2. Weakly Ionized Plasma.- 2.3.3. Arbitrary Degree of lonization-Concerning the Elementary Theory.- 2.4. Ion Distribution Function.- 2.4.1. Simplification of the Kinetic Equation.- 2.4.2. Distribution Function.- 2.4.3. Ion Temperature, Ion Current.- 2.5. Action of Radio Waves on the Ionosphere.- 2.5.1. lonization Balance in the Ionosphere.- 2.5.2. Effective Frequency of Electron and Ion Collisions-Fraction of Lost Energy.- 2.5.3. Electron and Ion Temperatures in the Ionosphere.- 2.5.4. Heating of the Ionosphere in an Alternating Electric Field.- 2.5.5.Perturbations of the Electron and Ion Concentrations.- 2.5.6. Artificial lonization of the Ionosphere-Heating of Neutral Gas.- 3. Self-Action of Plane Radio Waves.- 3.1. Simplification of Initial Equations.- 3.1.1. Nonlinear Wave Equation.- 3.1.2. Nonlinear Geometrical Optics of a Plane Wave.- 3.2. Effect of Nonlinearity on the Amplitude and Phase of the Wave.- 3.2.1. Self-Action of a Weak Wave.- 3.2.2. Self-Action of a Strong Wave.- 3.2.3. Self-Action of Waves in the Case of Artificial lionization.- 3.3. Change of Wave Modulation.- 3.3.1. Weak Wave.- 3.3.2. Change of Amplitude Modulation of Strong Wave.- 3.3.3. Phase Modulation.- 3.3.4. Nonlinear Distortion of Pulse Waveform.- 3.4. Generation of Harmonic Waves and Nonlinear Detection.- 3.4.1. Frequency Tripling.- 3.4.2. Nonlinear Detection.- 3.5. Self-Action of Radio Waves in the Lower Ionosphere.- 4. Interaction of Plane Radio Waves.- 4.1. Cross Modulation.- 4.1.1. Weak Waves.- 4.1.2. Strong Perturbing Wave.- 4.1.3. Resonance Effects near the Electron Gyrofrequency.- 4.2. Interaction of Unmodulated Waves.- 4.2.1. Interaction of Short Pulses.- 4.2.2. Change in the Absorption of a Wave Propagating in a Perturbed Plasma Region.- 4.2.3. Generation of Waves with Combination Frequencies.- 4.3. Radio Wave Interaction in the Lower Ionosphere.- 4.3.1. Cross Modulation.- 4.3.2. Fejer's Method.- 4.3.3. Nonstationary Processes in the Interaction of Strong Radio Waves.- 5. Self-Action and Interaction of Radio Waves in an Inhomogeneous Plasma.- 5.1. Inhomogeneous Electric Field in a Plasma.- 5.1.1. Fundamental Equations.- 5.1.2. Distribution of Density and Temperatures in Plasma.- 5.2. Kinetics of Inhomogeneous Plasma.- 5.2.1. Kinetic Coefficients. Elementary Theory.- 5.2.2. Kinetic Theory.- 5.2.3. Fully Ionized Plasma.- 5.3. Modification of the F Region of the Ionosphere by Radio Waves.- 5.3.1. Modification of the Electron Temperature and of the Plasma Concentration.- 5.3.2. Radio Wave Reflection Region.- 5.3.3. Growth and Relaxation of the Perturbations.- 5.4. Focusing and Defocusing of Radio Wave Beams.- 5.4.1. Nonlinear Geometrical Optics.- 5.4.2. Defocusing of Narrow Beams.- 5.4.3. Mutual Defocusing.- 5.4.4. Thermal Focusing in the Lower Ionosphere.- 6. Excitation of Ionosphere Instability.- 6.1. Self-Focusing Instability.- 6.1.1. Spatial Instability of a Homogeneous Plasma.- 6.1.2. Instability in the Wave-Reflection Region.- 6.2. Resonant Absorption and Resonance Instability.- 6.2.1. Langmuir Oscillations in an Inhomogeneous Plasma.- 6.2.2. Excitation of Plasma Waves.- 6.2.3. Resonance Instability.- 6.2.4. Absorption of Ordinary Radio Waves.- 6.3. Parametric Instability.- 6.3.1. Langmuir Oscillations of a Plasma in an Alternating Field.- 6.3.2. Parametric Excitation of Langmuir Oscillations.- 6.3.3. Parametric Instability in the Ionosphere.- 6.3.4. Dissipative Parametric Instability.
Series Title: Physics and chemistry in space, v. 10.
Other Titles: Nelineĭnye i︠a︡vlenii︠a︡ v ionosfere.
Responsibility: A.V. Gurevich ; translated by J. George Adashko.

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