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dc.contributor.advisorSt. Maurice, Jean-Pierreen_US
dc.creatorBarua, Arpitaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-03-18T12:00:11Z
dc.date.available2015-03-18T12:00:11Z
dc.date.created2015-01en_US
dc.date.issued2015-03-17en_US
dc.date.submittedJanuary 2015en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10388/ETD-2015-01-1959en_US
dc.description.abstractIt has been shown in previous studies that at 110 km altitude, the electron temperature can be quite large in the presence of strong electric fields. This thesis explores the possibility of deviations from the normal trends in the high latitude E-region electron heating in reaction to strong electric fields. The study is based on data from the EISCAT Incoherent Scatter Radar during the International Polar Year. Out of a large number of possibilities (the radar operated essentially on a continuous basis for a year) only seven events proved to have sufficiently strong electric fields and large enough plasma densities to be characterized as ‘good heating events’. The electron temperature enhancements in these events, at 110 km, were several hundred K above from the background temperature and correlated well with ion temperature at 150 km altitude. The results for these good events agreed very well with past studies, aside from the smaller starting temperatures which were likely connected to the quiet solar conditions at the time. This stated, a different type of E region electron heating event was identified. In that case the E region electron densities were small (night-time conditions free of electron precipitation) and the electron temperatures reached a maximum near 150 km altitude. In those events the electron temperature enhancements extended down to the lower altitudes, introducing small, but detectable, electron temperature enhancements all the way down to 105 km altitude. .en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.subjectE-regionen_US
dc.subjectEISCAT UHF Radaren_US
dc.subjectElectron Temperatureen_US
dc.subjectIon Temperatureen_US
dc.subjectElectric Fielden_US
dc.subjectHeatingen_US
dc.titlePlasma Wave Heating in the E-regionen_US
thesis.degree.departmentPhysics and Engineering Physicsen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePhysicsen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Saskatchewanen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science (M.Sc.)en_US
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dc.type.genreThesisen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberSmolyakov, Andreien_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberPywell, Roben_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBourassa, Adamen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberSrinivasan, Rajen_US


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