Current Systems in the Earth's Magnetosphere

  title={Current Systems in the Earth's Magnetosphere},
  author={Natalia Yu. Ganushkina and Michael W. Liemohn and Stepan Dubyagin},
  journal={Reviews of Geophysics},
  pages={309 - 332}
The basic structure and dynamics of the primary electric current systems in the Earth's magnetosphere are presented and discussed. In geophysics, the word current is used to describe the flow of mass from one location to another, and its analog of electric current is a flow of charge from one place to another. An electric current is associated with a magnetic field, and they combine with the Earth's internally generated dipolar magnetic field to form the topology of the magnetosphere. The… 

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