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Title: The Earth's Magnetopause and Related Phenomena
Authors: Singh, R N
Issue Date: Feb-1987
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: The earth's magnetopause is a thin layer encompassing the three dimensional cavity caused by the solar wind interaction with the geomagnetic field. The advancements made in the pre- and the post-IMS period on the study of subsolar magnetopause and related phenomena have been reviewed. The review is written for non-specialist intending to keep abreast with recent developments in this field of research. The thickness, structure, dynamics of magnetopause onset of wave modes and their instability have been discussed. The detailed characteristics of tangential and rotational discontinuities and their roles have been outlined. It is shown that the signatures of 'flux transfer event' discovered with the help of ISEE 'mother-daughter' spacecraft pair, have proved to be a major support to the subsolar reconnection process and the associated plasma flow. The waves, instabilities and associated energetics of charged particles in the magnetopause region have been discussed. The importance of such studies on a global scale, required data and personnel exchange has been emphasized.
Page(s): 161-171
ISSN: 0975-105X (Online); 0367-8393 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJRSP Vol.16(1) [February 1987]

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