Accession Number:

AD0420867

Title:

GEOMAGNETISM AND THE IONOSPHERE,

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Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

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Report Date:

1963-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

The geometry of the magnetosphere and the dynamics of energetic particles and plasma trapped within it are discussed in relation to some problems of geomagnetism. Local acceleration of trapped particles is discussed, and the possible origins of electric fields and their roles in this and other magnetospheric phenomena are outlined. It is found that many phenomena of interest may be newly interpreted in terms of a slight extension of the original Champman--Ferraro theory of geomagnetic storms. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE