Energy Transfer to and Through Ionospheric Electrons

  • N. P. Carleton
Conference paper
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 10)


Energy can be transferred through the ionospheric electrons in essentially three ways :
  1. (1)

    the degradation of fast electrons (photoelectrons or precipitated particles),

  2. (2)

    the flow of electric currents,

  3. (3)

    thermal conduction.


I wish to deal here with two problems, one in each of the first two categories.


Fast Electron Maxwellian Distribution Hall Current Collision Term Excitation Rate 
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© D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, Holland 1968

Authors and Affiliations

  • N. P. Carleton
    • 1
  1. 1.Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and Harvard UniversityUSA

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