Cover: A Charge-Separation Mechanism for the Production of Polar Auroras and Electrojets.

A Charge-Separation Mechanism for the Production of Polar Auroras and Electrojets.

Published 1962

by J. W. Kern

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A discussion of charge separation of geomagnetically trapped particles and of the discharge of such particles from regions of excess charge. Charge separation appears to lead to the polar-electrojet current systems. As a natural consequence of the particle discharge, auroral sheets will necessarily be extremely thin.

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