Motions of charged particles trapped in the Earth's magnetosphere

@article{Hones1963MotionsOC,
  title={Motions of charged particles trapped in the Earth's magnetosphere},
  author={E. W. Hones},
  journal={Journal of Geophysical Research},
  year={1963},
  volume={68},
  pages={1209-1219}
}
  • E. W. Hones
  • Published 1963
  • Physics
  • Journal of Geophysical Research
  • Recent measurements by earth satellites provide conclusive evidence that the magnetosphere of the earth is distorted by the solar wind, as has been predicted on theoretical grounds for some time. In the work reported here motions of charged particles trapped in the distorted magnetosphere were computed by using, as a model of the magnetosphere, the field of a weak magnetic dipole in the presence of a strong magnetic dipole. Drift paths through this field were calculated both for particles whose… CONTINUE READING
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