Dynamics of the Magnetosphere

Proceedings of the A.G.U. Chapman Conference ‘Magnetospheric Substorms and Related Plasma Processes’ held at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, Los Alamos, N.M., U.S.A. October 9–13, 1978

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ISBN: 978-94-009-9521-5 (Print) 978-94-009-9519-2 (Online)

Table of contents (32 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xi

  2. Interplanetary Magnetic Field and the Magnetosphere

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      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-21

      The Control of the Magnetopause by the Interplanetary Magnetic Field

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      Pages 23-46

      Polar Cap Variations and the Interplanetary Magnetic Field

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      Pages 47-62

      IMF Changes and Polar-Cap Electric Fields and Currents

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      Pages 63-75

      Interplanetary Magnetic Field Changes and the Magnetotail

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      Pages 77-100

      Transport Mechanisms at the Magnetopause

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      Pages 101-119

      The Configuration of Dayside Merging

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      Pages 121-139

      Dayside Aurora, A Signature of the Dayside Cusp and its Correlation with Substorm Currents

  3. Magnetosphere-Ionosphere Coupling

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      Pages 141-141

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      Pages 143-163

      Dynamics of the Magnetospheric Plasma

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      Pages 165-199

      Large-Scale Characteristics of Birkeland Currents

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      Pages 201-211

      The Auroral Electrojets

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      Pages 213-248

      Studies of Currents and Electric Fields in the Auroral Zone Ionosphere using Radar Auroral Backscatter

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      Pages 249-268

      Electric Fields and Currents in the Earth’s Magnetosphere

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      Pages 269-286

      Magnetic Substorm Characteristics Described by Magnetic Potential Maps for 26 – 28 March 1976

  4. Plasma Processes in the Magnetosphere

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 287-287

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      Pages 289-309

      The Role of Microturbulence on Collisionless Reconnection

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      Pages 311-326

      Macroinstabilities of the Magnetotail

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      Pages 327-340

      Substorms and Magnetospheric Energy Transfer Processes

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      Pages 341-355

      Pulsations at the Substorm Onset

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      Pages 357-368

      Physical Processes for the Onset of Magnetospheric Substorms

  5. Ring Current Formation

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      Pages 369-369

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      Pages 371-383

      Observations of Plasma Injection

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      Pages 385-405

      The Physics of Plasma Injection Events

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