Effect of the dawn-dusk interplanetary magnetic field By on the field-aligned current system

[1] A constant dawn-dusk By component is set as an interplanetary magnetic field (IMF) condition in our global MHD simulations to investigate the effects of IMF By on the closure of the field-aligned current (FAC) in the magnetosphere. On the basis of the steady state magnetosphere results, we trace streamlines of FAC from the ionosphere to draw the global… CONTINUE READING