The mechanical advantage of the magnetosphere : solar-wind-related forces in the magnetosphere-ionosphere-Earth system

@inproceedings{Vasylinas2006TheMA,
  title={The mechanical advantage of the magnetosphere : solar-wind-related forces in the magnetosphere-ionosphere-Earth system},
  author={Vytenis M. Vasyliūnas},
  year={2006}
}
Magnetosphere-ionosphere interactions involve electric currents that circulate between the two regions; the associated Lorentz forces, existing in both regions as matched opposite pairs, are generally viewed as the primary mechanism by which linear momentum, derived ultimately from solar wind flow, is transferred from the magnetosphere to the ionosphere, where it is further transferred by collisions to the neutral atmosphere. For a given total amount of current, however, the total force is… CONTINUE READING

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