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the half-wave rectifier response of the magnetosphere and antiparallel mergingIn some ways the magnetosphere behaves as if merging occurs only when the interplanetary magnetic field (IMF) is southward, and in other ways it behaves as if merging occurs for all IMF orientations. An explanation of this duality is offered in terms of a geometrical antiparallel merging model which predicts merging for all IMF orientations but magnetic flux transfer to the tail only for southward IMF. This is in contrast to previous models of component merging, where merging and flux transfer occur together for nearly all IMF orientations. That the problematic duality can be explained by the model is compelling evidence that antiparallel merging should be seriously considered in constructing theories of the merging process.
Document ID
19800042658
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Crooker, N. U.
(California, University Los Angeles, Calif., United States)
Date Acquired
August 10, 2013
Publication Date
February 1, 1980
Publication Information
Publication: Journal of Geophysical Research
Volume: 85
Subject Category
GEOPHYSICS
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NSG-7180
CONTRACT_GRANT: NSG-5351
Distribution Limits
Public
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