Calculations of Magnetospheric Electric Fields

  • R. A. Wolf
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 44)


This paper will describe efforts to compute theoretically the electric field and plasma distributions in the magnetosphere. In the last few years, such efforts have been made by Block (1966), Iwasaki and Nishida (1967), Karlson (1971), Swift (1971), Vasyliunas (1970, 1972), Wolf (1970), and Jaggi and Wolf (1973). The physical basis of all this work is pretty much the same; the differences lie in the details of the approximations.


Field Line Equatorial Plane Flux Tube Auroral Zone Auroral Electrojet 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. A. Wolf
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  1. 1.Department of Space Physics and AstronomyRice UniversityHoustonUSA

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