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Electrodynamic Processes in the Earth’s Ionosphere

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In the upper atmosphere, with an increase of the altitude and ionization intensification under the influence of solar radiation,  the electrodynamic processes controlled by the magnetic field and plasma flows emanating from the Sun forming the solar wind (SW) begin to play an increasing role. The presence of the magnetic fields in a conducting medium of the moving plasma determines the determinant role of the electrodynamic processes. During interaction of the SW and the interplanetary magnetic field (IMF) with the Earth’s magnetosphere, about 1012 W of energy enters the near-Earth space resulting in the occurrence of the electric fields and currents, acceleration of the charged particles, wave exciting and many other complex and variable processes in the magnetospheric and ionospheric plasma.

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Gvishiani, A., Soloviev, A. (2020). Electrodynamic Processes in the Earth’s Ionosphere. In: Observations, Modeling and Systems Analysis in Geomagnetic Data Interpretation . Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-58969-1_4

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