Summary and Conclusions

  • Billy M. McCormac
Conference paper
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 32)


The behavior of the magnetosphere is a plasma physics problem for which the basic physics is poorly understood. Much more theoretical work is needed. In many cases the experimental observations have outstripped theories. Instabilities play an important role; however, there are very many potential types from which to select. The balance of particle density energy and momentum is needed throughout the magneto-sphere (Schindler). Progress depends on combining many different types of observations.


Field Line High Energy Proton Magnetospheric Substorms Program Committee Member Polar Cusp 
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© D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, Holland 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • Billy M. McCormac
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  1. 1.Lockheed Palo Alto Research LaboratoryPalo AltoUSA

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