Ionosphere-magnetosphere coupling

  title={Ionosphere-magnetosphere coupling},
  author={Richard Alan Wolf},
  journal={Space Science Reviews},
The large-scale electrical coupling between the ionosphere and magnetosphere is reviewed, particularly with respect to behavior on time scales of hours or more. The following circuit elements are included: (1) the magnetopause boundary layer, which serves as the generator for the magnetospheric-convection circuit; (2) magnetic field lines, usually good conductors but sometimes subject to anomalous resistivity; (3) the ionosphere, which can conduct current across magnetic field lines; (4) the… CONTINUE READING


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