[Ionosphere] Need to understand collision frequency in E layer


by s_hy
Tags: collision, frequency, ionosphere, layer
s_hy
s_hy is offline
#1
Jan29-14, 01:33 AM
P: 48
Hi all,

I am trying to understand about collision frequency that happened in ionosphere layer. In D region, below 90 km [Wait and Spies 1964] the ionospheric electron-neutral collision frequency given as

v(h) = 1.816x10e11 exp(-0.15h)

I just wondering, to who ever really expert in this area, is it for E-region (the area between 90-120km altitude), the same equation can be used to measure collision frequency? as I know, the collision rate is different for different height.

thank you in advance.
Phys.Org News Partner Physics news on Phys.org
Physicists design quantum switches which can be activated by single photons
'Dressed' laser aimed at clouds may be key to inducing rain, lightning
Higher-order nonlinear optical processes observed using the SACLA X-ray free-electron laser

Register to reply

Related Discussions
How to understand Matsubara frequency sum? Atomic, Solid State, Comp. Physics 0
Inelastic collision (finding e, don't understand concept) Introductory Physics Homework 4
Revolutions frequency after collision Introductory Physics Homework 4
Network Layer And Data Link Layer Engineering, Comp Sci, & Technology Homework 2
Collision Frequency of a Gas Introductory Physics Homework 1