Ionospheric Dynamo

  • Hans Volland
Part of the Physics and Chemistry in Space book series (SPACE, volume 11)


We develop in this chapter a more quantitative treatment of the ionospheric dynamo. For this reason, it is necessary to recall some basic knowledge about atmospheric tidal theory and the coupling between tidal winds and the ionospheric plasma.


Tidal Wave Stream Line Hall Current Equivalent Electric Circuit Equipotential Line 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hans Volland
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  1. 1.Radioastronomisches InstitutUniversität BonnBonnGermany

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