Quantitative models of the magnetosphere.

  title={Quantitative models of the magnetosphere.},
  author={J. Roederer},
  journal={Reviews of Geophysics},
A clear understanding of the basic forms of motion of charged particles in the magnetic and electric fields of the outer magnetosphere is an essential ingredient to the study of the earth's radiation belts and plasma. To achieve this, one must work with a reliable quantitative model of the magnetospheric field. The main purpose of any such model is to provide a mathematical description of the field that is reasonably accurate within a given spatial and temporal domain and that can be used to… Expand
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