Theory of auroral electrojets

  title={Theory of auroral electrojets},
  author={J. A. Fejer},
  journal={Journal of Geophysical Research},
  • J. A. Fejer
  • Published 1963
  • Physics
  • Journal of Geophysical Research
  • Two mechanisms are described for the formation of electrojet currents in the auroral zone. Both mechanisms require the existence of magnetospheric convection in which only particles of relatively low energy participate. It is essential to both mechanisms that particles of one sign (positively or negatively charged) should predominate among the energetic ones that do not participate in the convection of the magnetosphere. In the first mechanism the convection of the magnetosphere is taken to be… CONTINUE READING
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