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Convection and Substorms: Paradigms of Magnetospheric Phenomenology

Charles F. Kennel


The magnetosphere is the region where cosmic rays and the solar wind interact with the Earth's magnetic field, creating such phenomena as the northern lights and other aurorae. The configuration and dynamics of the magnetosphere are of interest to planetary physicists, geophysicists, plasma astrophysicists, and to scientists planning space missions. The circulation of solar wind plasma in the magnetosphere and substorms have long been used as the principle paradigms for studying this vital region. Charles F. Kennel, a leading scientist in the field, here presents a synthesis of the convection ... More

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1996 Print ISBN-13: 9780195085297
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780195085297.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Charles F. Kennel, author