The Quiet and Disturbed Plasmasphere,
INSTITUT D'AERONOMIE SPATIALE DE BELGIQUE BRUSSELS
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The plasmasphere and its outer surface, the plasmapause, are described from an observational point of view. The main properties of this inner magnetospheric region are briefly recalled. The dynamical response of the plasmasphere to enhancements of geomagnetic activity has also been considered. The peeling off of the nightside plasma-dayside refilling mechanism is also addressed.
- Atmospheric Physics