On magnetospheric interchange instability

@article{Sonnerup1963OnMI,
  title={On magnetospheric interchange instability},
  author={B. Sonnerup and M. J. Laird},
  journal={Journal of Geophysical Research},
  year={1963},
  volume={68},
  pages={131-139}
}
  • B. Sonnerup, M. J. Laird
  • Published 1963
  • Physics
  • Journal of Geophysical Research
  • Gold has pointed out that the gas in the magnetosphere of the earth can take part in large-scale motions in which tubes of force of equal flux and the gas within them are interchanged. Such motions leave the magnetic field and its energy almost unchanged, and may therefore be driven by variation in the state of the gas. In this paper the stability of the magnetosphere against such motion occurring spontaneously is studied by investigation of the change in potential energy of the system during a… CONTINUE READING
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