UT Dallas 2015 Graduate Catalog

PHYS6388 - Ionospheric Electrodynamics

PHYS 6388 Ionospheric Electrodynamics (3 semester credit hours) Generation of electric fields in the earth's ionosphere. The role of internal dynamos and external generators from the interaction of the earth with the solar wind. Satellite and ground-based observations of ionospheric phenomena such as ExB drift, the polar wind and plasma instabilities. Prerequisites: PHYS 5320 and PHYS 6383. (3-0) R