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Connection Between the Magnetosphere and IonosphereTwo decades of space research have produced ample evidence that particles and fields originating in the active Sun can gain entry into the terrestrial magnetosphere and deposit their energy in the ionosphere and atmosphere. The final link in this solar-terrestrial chain is generically referred to as magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling (MIC). Because of the far-reaching implications of recent discoveries in MIC and because a coherent assessment of them has yet to be made, the principal task is to critically assess these new observations and the new perspectives that they may engender. The MIC topics of interest are roughly grouped according to the scale lengths of the phenomena being treated. This particular choice of groupings is mainly for convenience, with perhaps some suggestion as to the direction of energy cascade from the largest scales down to the smaller scale.
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Conference Paper
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August 12, 2013
Publication Date
June 1, 1984
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Publication: Solar Terrest. Phys.
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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