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Ionizing wave via high-power HF acceleration

Evgeny Mishin; Todd Pedersen;
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  • Published: 05 Nov 2010 Journal: Geophysical Research Letters, volume 38, pages n/a-n/a (issn: 0094-8276, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: American Geophysical Union (AGU)
Recent ionospheric modification experiments with the 3.6 MW transmitter at the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) facility in Alaska led to discovery of artificial ionization descending from the nominal interaction altitude in the background F-region ionosphere by ~60 km. This paper presents a physical model of an ionizing wavefront created by suprathermal electrons accelerated by the HF-excited plasma turbulence.
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free text keywords: General Earth and Planetary Sciences, Geophysics, Physics - Space Physics, Electron, Physics, Acceleration, Ionization, High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program, Ionosphere, Altitude, Wavefront, Transmitter, Computational physics
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