Volume 5, Issue 4, November 1998, Pages 438 - 461
Resonance Broadening Theory of Farley-Buneman Turbulence in the Auroral E-Region
Available Online 1 November 1998.
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- The conventional theory of resonance broadening for a two-species plasma in a magnetic field is revised, and applied to an ionospheric turbulence case. The assumptions made in the conventional theory of resonance broadening have, in the past, led to replacing the frequency by + ik2 D in the resonant part of the linear dielectric function to obtain the nonlinear dielectric function. Where D is an anomalous diffusion coefficient due solely to wave scattering of the particle orbits. We show that in general these assumptions are not valid, and consequently the straightforward substitution of frequencies is not legitimate. We remedy these problems and derive expressions for the time-dependent components of the diffusion tensor. The improved resonance broadening theory is developed in the context of an ionospheric problem, namely that of the Farley-Buneman turbulence in the auroral E-region. A kinetic description of the electrons is used. A general expression for the nonlinear dielectric function is derived in the special case where no parallel electric field is present, and the differences with the conventional dispersion relation are discussed.
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TY - JOUR AU - A.M. HAMZA PY - 1998 DA - 1998/11 TI - Resonance Broadening Theory of Farley-Buneman Turbulence in the Auroral E-Region JO - Journal of Nonlinear Mathematical Physics SP - 438 EP - 461 VL - 5 IS - 4 SN - 1776-0852 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/jnmp.19126.96.36.199 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/jnmp.19188.8.131.52 ID - HAMZA1998 ER -