CAUSE OF THE PRELIMINARY REVERSE IMPULSE OF STORMS
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA
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Preliminary reverse impulse, solar wind. Two equivalent ionospheric-current systems, derive for magnetic disturbances associated with the on set of geomagnetic storms, are examined. The first current system is that given by Nagata and Abe 1955 for preliminary reverse in pulse at 6h 25m GMT, May 29, 1933. The second current system is for the polar part of the averaged sudden commencement SC as given by Jacobs and Obayashi 1956. Electric-charge distributions which would drive these current systems are derived from potential analyses. Finally, the interaction between an approaching solar stream an the magnetosphere is discussed. It is shown that a simple extension of the Chapman Ferraro theory can provide the served polar charge distributions.
- Atmospheric Physics