Accession Number : ADP005692

Title :   The Quiet and Disturbed Plasmasphere,

Corporate Author : INSTITUT D'AERONOMIE SPATIALE DE BELGIQUE BRUSSELS

Personal Author(s) : Lemaire, J.

Report Date : MAY 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : 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.

Descriptors :   *PLASMASPHERE, QUIET, IONOSPHERIC DISTURBANCES, MAGNETOSPHERE, CONVECTION, PERTURBATIONS, GEOMAGNETISM, BELGIUM.

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE