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Electrical conductivity of the lunar interior - Theory, error sources, and estimatesEstimates of the electrical conductivity of the lunar interior were previously obtained by comparison of magnetometer data at the lunar surface and in near lunar space. In studies based on solar wind observations, IR was assumed that fields induced in the lunar interior by time-varying external fields are confined by the solar wind within the lunar interior on the dayside and within a cylindrical plasma cavity on the nightside. In the present paper, the induced fields are calculated for a more realistic conical plasma cavity geometry.
Document ID
19800039528
Document Type
Conference Proceedings
Authors
Goldstein, B. E. (California Institute of Technology, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena Calif., United States)
Date Acquired
August 10, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1979
Subject Category
LUNAR AND PLANETARY EXPLORATION
Meeting Information
Lunar and Planetary Science Conference(Houston, TX)
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS7-100
Distribution Limits
Public
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