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The interconnection of the magnetic fields of the Earth and the sun

Lockwood, M. (1991) The interconnection of the magnetic fields of the Earth and the sun. Endeavour, 15 (3). pp. 126-132.

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Abstract/Summary

Magnetic reconnection facilitates the transfer of mass, energy, and momentum from the solar wind, through the Earth's magnetosphere and into the upper atmosphere. Recently, combined observations using both ground-based and satellite instruments have revealed much about how reconnection takes place. This new understanding has great signficance for systems which exploit, or operate within, the Earth's plasma environment, as well as for a wide variety of scientific studies.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
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Faculty of Science > School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences > Department of Meteorology
ID Code:38846
Publisher:Elsevier

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