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Basics of Rotating Magnetospheres: Equilibrium and Stability

  • Katia M. FerriÈre
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Abstract

We present the basic characteristics of a rotating magnetosphere. More specifically, we describe its overall equilibrium state, explain the’ subcorotation’ phenomenon resulting from plasma production or from outward transport, discuss the conditions under which a magnetospheric system is driven unstable, and comment on the nature of the unstable motions, with emphasis on the interchange motions believed to be responsible for the outward plasma transport.

Keywords

Field Line Coriolis Force Flux Tube Magnetic Flux Tube Magnetospheric Plasma 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Katia M. FerriÈre
    • 1
  1. 1.Observatoire Midi-PyrénéesToulouseFrance

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