The Magnetospheric Cusps: Structure and Dynamics

  • Editors
  • Theodore A. Fritz
  • Shing F. Fung

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-3
  2. Pages 1-3
  3. M. W. Dunlop, B. Lavraud, P. Cargill, M. G. G. T. Taylor, A. Balogh, H. Réme et al.
    Pages 5-55
  4. J. Merka, J. Šafránková, Z. Němeček, J. Šimůnek
    Pages 57-69
  5. Jiasheng Chen, Theodore A. Fritz
    Pages 71-93
  6. S. Savin, A. Skalsky, L. Zelenyi, L. Avanov, N. Borodkova, S. Klimov et al.
    Pages 95-133
  7. B. Lavraud, H. Réme, M. W. Dunlop, J.-M. Bosqued, I. Dandouras, J.-A. Sauvaud et al.
    Pages 135-175
  8. J. Blecki, R. Wronowski, S. Savin, N. Cornilleau-Wehrlin, M. Parrot, Z. Nemecek et al.
    Pages 177-191
  9. Z. Y. Pu, Q.-G. Zong, T. A. Fritz, C. J. Xiao, Z. Y. Huang, S. Y. Fu et al.
    Pages 193-214
  10. Q. G. Zong, T. A. Fritz, A. Korth, P. W. Daly, M. Dunlop, A. Balogh et al.
    Pages 215-240
  11. S. Y. Fu, Q. G. Zong, Z. Y. Pu, C. J. Xiao, A. Korth, P. Daly et al.
    Pages 241-254
  12. K. J. Trattner, S. A. Fuselier, T. K. Yeoman, C. Carlson, W. K. Peterson, A. Korth et al.
    Pages 281-305
  13. W. R. Keith, J. D. Winningham, M. L. Goldstein, M. Wilber, A. N. Fazakerley, H. Rème et al.
    Pages 307-339
  14. S. Wing, P. T. Newell, C.-I. Meng
    Pages 341-367
  15. Q. Q. Shi, Z. Y. Pu, H. Zhang, S. Y. Fu, C. J. Xiao, Q.-G. Zong et al.
    Pages 369-386
  16. George Siscoe, Nancy Crooker, Keith Siebert, Nelson Maynard, Daniel Weimer, Willard White
    Pages 387-407
  17. T. A. Fritz, Q. G. Zong
    Pages 409-414

About this book


This collection of papers will address the question "What is the Magnetospheric Cusp?" and what is its role in the coupling of the solar wind to the magnetosphere as well as its role in the processes of particle transport and energization within the magnetosphere. The cusps have traditionally been described as narrow funnel-shaped regions that provide a focus of the Chapman-Ferraro currents that flow on the magnetopause, a boundary between the cavity dominated by the geomagnetic field (i.e., the magnetosphere) and the external region of the interplanetary medium. Measurements from a number of recent satellite programs have shown that the cusp is not confined to a narrow region near local noon but appears to encompass a large portion of the dayside high-latitude magnetosphere and it appears that the cusp is a major source region for the production of energetic charged particles for the magnetosphere.


This book will be of interest to space science research organizations in governments and industries, the community of Space Physics scientists and university departments of physics, astronomy, space physics, and geophysics.


Geophysics astronomy cusps magnetospheric physics particles solar wind space physics

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