Interaction With the Earth and Other Planets: Contribution to Space Weather

  • Timothy Howard
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 376)


When CMEs interact with other bodies in the solar system a number of physical processes take place. At the Earth the magnetosphere can be disrupted leading to what is known as a (geo)magnetic storm, but similar effects are known to take place at other planets as well. In this chapter we introduce the Earth’s magnetosphere and how it is affected by CMEs. We will also discuss the effects of CMEs on other heliospheric bodies such as other planets and comets.


Solar Wind Field Line Interplanetary Magnetic Field Magnetic Storm Magnetic Reconnection 
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