Ionospheric signatures of magnetopause pocesses

Rodger, A.S.. 1998 Ionospheric signatures of magnetopause pocesses. In: Moen, J.; Egeland, A.; Lockwood, M., (eds.) Polar Cap Boundary Phenomena. Dordrecht, Kluwer, 115-125. (NATA ASI Series. Series C: Mathermatical and physical sciences, 509, 509).

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Whilst it is well-accepted that short-duration changes to the Interplanetary Magnetic Field (IMF) and solar wind cause high-latitude ionospheric transients observed by magnetic, optical and radar techniques, a coherent explanation of the zoo of signatures remains illusive. The paper describes some of the problems involved in the interpretation of dayside transient features, all of which result from time-and spatially-varying field-aligned currents. A brief discussion of how internal magnetospheric processes can directly affect the rate at which energy is transferred across the magnetopause is discussed. Further progress will require carefully-coordinated measurements from ground-based networks of observatories with complementary measurements from space.

Item Type: Publication - Book Section
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Programmes: BAS Programmes > Pre 2000 programme
ISBN: 978-94-010-6195-7
Date made live: 17 Dec 2013 10:31 +0 (UTC)

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