J D Huba

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1 FOREWARD The NRL Plasma Formulary originated over twenty five years ago and has been revised several times during this period. The guiding spirit and person primarily responsible for its existence is Dr. David Book. I am indebted to Dave for providing me with the T E X files for the Formulary and his continued suggestions for improvement. The Formulary(More)
Simulation results from the NRL ionospheric model SAMI2 indicate that the changes in the F-region over Millstone Hill during the geomagnetic storm beginning on 3 April 2004 are primarily due to the influence of a long-lasting eastward electric field, as was previously suggested by Huang et al. [2005]. A simulation of the storm day agrees well with the(More)
Recent investigations of the interaction of fast-rising magnetic fields with multi-species plasmas at densities of 10 13 – 10 15 cm Ϫ3 are described. The configurations studied are planar or coaxial interelectrode gaps pre-filled with plasmas, known as plasma opening switches. The diagnostics are based on time-dependent, spatially resolved spectroscopic(More)
[1] The dynamics of x-line formation and evolution in 3D magnetic reconnection is studied using a fully kinetic approach. An x-line of small length is initialized using a perturbation localized in the current direction. The electrons and ions drift diamagnetically along the current direction of the initial x-line and are further accelerated by the(More)
We present new analytical and numerical results of the dynamics of reversed field current layers in the Hall limit (i.e., characteristic length scales smaller than the ion inertial length). A rapid, localized thinning of the current layer leads to the generation of a nonlinear, shocklike structure that propagates in the B x inverted Delta(n) direction. This(More)
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