DEFORMATION OF THE GEOMAGNETIC FIELD BY THE SOLAR WIND

@article{Mead1964DEFORMATIONOT,
  title={DEFORMATION OF THE GEOMAGNETIC FIELD BY THE SOLAR WIND},
  author={G. Mead},
  journal={Journal of Geophysical Research},
  year={1964},
  volume={69},
  pages={1181-1195}
}
  • G. Mead
  • Published 1964
  • Physics
  • Journal of Geophysical Research
From the three-dimensional numerical solution to the Chapman-Ferraro problem of a steady solar wind perpendicularly incident upon a dipole field, a simple spherical harmonic description of the distorted field is obtained. From this, a three-dimensional picture of the field line configuration within the magnetosphere is given. The field lines are found to be compressed on both the daytime and nightiime sides. The behavior of the field lines on the daylight side changes abruptly as one approaches… Expand
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