Cover: Solar-Stream Distortion of the Geomagnetic Field as a Mechanism for Producing Polar Auroras and Electrojets.

Solar-Stream Distortion of the Geomagnetic Field as a Mechanism for Producing Polar Auroras and Electrojets.

Published 1961

by J. W. Kern

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Part of a continuing study of the properties of charged particles and fields in space. This Memorandum discusses the causes of polar auroras and electrojet current systems. It also attempts to relate these phenomena to the effects of solar streams on the regions of geomagnetically trapped radiation. In particular, a mechanism for charge separation in the geomagnetically trapped radiation is described that may account for some observed phenomena associated with the polar aurora and the electrojet current systems.

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