Magnetospheric Current Systems

Magnetospheric Current Systems

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Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geophysical Monograph Series, Volume 118. The magnetosphere is an open system that interacts with the solar wind. In this system, solar wind energy continuously permeates different regions of the magnetosphere through electromagnetic processes, which we can well describe in terms of current systems. In fact, our ability to use various methods to study magnetospheric current systems has recently prompted significant progress in our understanding of the phenomenon. Unprecedented coverage of satellite and ground?]based observations has advanced global approaches to magnetospheric current systems, whereas advanced measurements of electromagnetic fields and particles have brought new insights about micro?]processes. Increased computer capabilities have enabled us to simulate the dynamics not only of the terrestrial magnetosphere but also the magnetospheres of other planets. Based on such developments, the present volume revisits outstanding issues about magnetospheric current systems.In the magnetosphere, the dynamos are in the mantle and in the ring-current region. A unique feature in the color ... region in the mantle. 5. ENERGY BUDGET The generation of FAC is closely related with the magnetospheric convection, anbsp;...

Title:Magnetospheric Current Systems
Author:Shin-ichi Ohtani
Publisher:American Geophysical Union - 2000-01-10


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