An Ionospheric Model for Currents, the Electric Field, and the Plasma Density in an Auroral Arc.
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C
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A model of an auroral arc is presented for the self consistent calculations of currents, the ionospheric electric field, and the plasma density. The results of model calculations are presented for a selection of assumed values of the magnetospheric electric field and an anomalous resistance to geomagnetic field-aligned currents. These calculated currents and electric fields are shown to be in qualitative agreement with the published measurements. Author
- Atmospheric Physics