Magnetospheric and High Latitude Ionospheric Disturbance Phenomena

  • Neil Brice
Conference paper
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 10)


This paper is divided into two sections. In the first of these we will discuss the average behaviour of magnetospheric and high-latitude ionospheric disturbance phenomena. Relevant observational data will be interrelated through consideration of the bulk motion (convective) flow pattern of the magnetosphere and the associated electric-field distribution. The term ‘average behaviour’ above refers to time-scales on the order of 1 year. In the second section we will deal with the characteristic temporal modulation of the average disturbance pattern. The material to be presented is essentially the same as that given in two papers at the Conjugate Point Symposium in Boulder (Brice, 1967a, b).


Solar Wind Field Line Substorm Onset Earth Radius Outer Radiation Belt 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Neil Brice
    • 1
  1. 1.Cornell UniversityIthacaUSA

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