Christian Tessieras

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This paper is concerned with the theory and modeling of plasma instabilities in the ionosphere. We first consider the so-called 'striation model' which consists of balance equations for the density and momenta of the plasma species, coupled with an elliptic equation for the potential. The linearized instability of this model is analyzed in the framework of(More)
The striation model describes the evolution of plasma clouds along and across the geomagnetic field B in the earth ionosphere. The plasma clouds drift across the ionosphere in the presence of an ambient electric field and a neutral wind. In this article we introduce new techniques to extend the simulation tools to the earth magnetic field geometry. The(More)
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