Polar Cap Boundary Phenomena

  • J. Moen
  • A. Egeland
  • M. Lockwood

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASIC, volume 509)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. C. J. Farrugia, F. T. Gratton, L. Bender, J. M. Quinn, R. B. Torbert, N. V. Erkaev et al.
    Pages 1-14
  3. M. P. Freeman, C. J. Farrugia
    Pages 15-26
  4. N. V. Erkaev, C. J. Farrugia, H. K. Biernat
    Pages 27-40
  5. H. K. Biernat, V. S. Semenov, O. A. Drobysh, C. J. Farrugia, N. V. Erkaev
    Pages 41-50
  6. S. A. Fuselier, E. G. Shelley, W. K. Peterson, O. W. Lennartsson
    Pages 63-72
  7. Patrick T. Newell, Ching-I. Meng
    Pages 91-101
  8. T. A. Potemra
    Pages 103-114
  9. M. I. Pudovkin, A. Egeland
    Pages 141-156
  10. N. C. Maynard, W. J. Burke, D. R. Weimer, F. S. Mozer, J. D. Scudder, W. K. Peterson et al.
    Pages 157-172
  11. M. Yamauchi, R. Lundin, L. Eliasson, S. Ohtani, J. H. Clemmons
    Pages 173-188
  12. P. E. Sandholt, C. J. Farrugia, J. Moen, B. Lybekk
    Pages 189-208

About this book


These proceedings are based on the invited talks and selected research reports presented at the NATO Advanced Study Institute (ASI) on "POLAR CAP BOUNDARY PHENOMENA" held at Longyearbyen, Svalbard, June 4 - 13, 1997. The role of the polar cap and its boundary is very substantial in solar-terrestrial physics. At this NATO AS! a major change in thinking on the "cusp" precipitation region in the high-latitude days ide upper atmosphere was reflected, at least for intervals when the interplanetary magnetic field (IMF) is directed southward. It is likely that this has implications for northward IMF as well. The change comes from the now almost complete acceptance of the concept of magnetosheath particle entry along open magnetic field lines and the evolution of the precipitation into the upper atmosphere with time elapsed since magnetic reconnection which opened the field line. A key prediction of this view is that the low-latitude boundary layer (LLBL) is on open field lines.


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Editors and affiliations

  • J. Moen
    • 1
  • A. Egeland
    • 2
  • M. Lockwood
    • 3
  1. 1.University Courses on SvalbardLongyearbyenNorway
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsUniversity of OsloOsloNorway
  3. 3.Rutherford Appleton LaboratoryChiltonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-5214-3
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-6195-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-5214-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-2185
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