|论文 Coulomb collisions of ring current particles: Indirect source of heat for the ionosphere 简介
|摘要：The additional energy requirements of the topside ionosphere during a magnetic storm are less than one quarter of the ring current energy. This energy is supplied largely by Coulomb collisions of ring current protons of energy less than about 20 keV with background thermal electrons which conduct the heat to the ionosphere. Past criticisms are discussed of this mechanism for the supply of energy to the SAR-arc and neighboring regions of the ionosphere.
||Cole, K. D.
||CONDUCTION ELECTRONS, COULOMB COLLISIONS, HEAT SOURCES, IONOSPHERIC HEATING, MAGNETIC FIELDS, MAGNETIC STORMS, PARTICLE COLLISIONS, PARTICLE INTERACTIONS, RING CURRENTS,