Geospheric Storms

  • Gerd W. Prölss


The term geospheric storm is used here to designate an event of strongly enhanced dissipation of solar wind energy in the near-Earth space environment. Such activities typically last for 1 to 3 days and are characterized by energy dissipation rates of up to 1012W. This is many times greater than the usual energy transfer rate from solar wind to magnetosphere.


Solar Wind Solar Flare Interplanetary Magnetic Field Magnetic Storm Plasma Sheet 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerd W. Prölss
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  1. 1.Institut für Astrophysik und Extraterrestrische ForschungUniversität BonnBonnGermany

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