The structurally adequate model of the geomagnetosphere consists of the following modules: A. Bow shock as a source of power for magnetospheric processes. B. The generation of magnetospheric convection. C. The plasma pressure distribution in the magnetosphere and electron-proton precipitations into the ionosphere. D. The magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling. Field-aligned currents. Essentially, each module presented in an analytical form is a model of a particular process described in physical terms. It has an input and output to couple with other modules. When combined, the modules comprise a single large physically adequate model describing a phenomenon in such a way that we understand its essence and contribution of each physical process into the overall picture.
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Sedykh, P.A., Ponomarev, E.A. A structurally adequate model of the geomagnetosphere. Stud Geophys Geod 56, 1079–1093 (2012). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11200-011-9027-3
- solar wind
- bow shock
- convection of plasma
- magnetosphereionosphere coupling