Accession Number : AD0700253

Title :   DRIFT OF NONINTERACTING CHARGED PARTICLES IN A SIMPLE GEOMAGNETIC FIELD,

Corporate Author : IOWA UNIV IOWA CITY DEPT OF PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY

Personal Author(s) : Schield,M. A.

Report Date : OCT 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : The corotation of plasmas within the plasmasphere has been observed and the existence of a potential difference across the magnetosphere in the dawn-dusk meridian of several tens of kilovolts is consistent with various geophysical observations. The purpose of the paper is to solve analytically the drift motion of noninteracting charged particles, mirroring equatorially in a rotating magnetic dipole-field, across which is superimposed a uniform electric field.

Descriptors :   (*MAGNETOSPHERE, *PARTICLE TRAJECTORIES), GEOMAGNETISM, ELECTRIC FIELDS, MAGNETIC MOMENTS, ELECTRIC CURRENTS

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE