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Author Lopez, R. E.
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS ♦ MAGNETIC BAYS ♦ AURORAE ♦ EARTH MAGNETOSPHERE ♦ ENERGY TRANSFER ♦ INSTABILITY ♦ INTERACTIONS ♦ INTERPLANETARY MAGNETIC FIELDS ♦ MAGNETIC FIELDS ♦ MAGNETIC RECONNECTION ♦ MAGNETIC STORMS ♦ MAGNETOPAUSE ♦ MAGNETOTAIL ♦ SATELLITES ♦ SOLAR WIND ♦ EARTH ATMOSPHERE ♦ SOLAR ACTIVITY ♦ Atmospheric Physics- Auroral, Ionospheric, & Magetospheric Phenomena
Abstract The earth's magnetic tail acts as a reservoir for the energy that is extracted by the interaction between the solar wind and the earth's magnetosphere. Occasionally, a portion of that energy is released through a violent process known as a magnetospheric substorm. The substorm is one of the most important magnetospheric phenomena, and it is the subject of extensive research. Recent work utilizing data collected by the Active Magnetospheric Particle Tracer Explorers/Charge Composition Explorer satellite, built at APL, has contributed markedly to the understanding of substorms. 11 refs.
ISSN 02705214
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1990-12-01
Publisher Place United States
Journal Johns Hopkins APL Technical Digest
Volume Number 11


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