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Steady state magnetic field configurations for the earth's magnetotailA two-dimensional, force-balance magnetic field model is presented. The theoretical existence of a steady state magnetic field configuration that is force-balanced and consistent with slow, lossless, adiabatic, earthward convection within the limit of the ideal MHD is demonstrated. A numerical solution is obtained for a two-dimensional magnetosphere with a rectangular magnetopause and nonflaring tail. The results are consistent with the convection time sequences reported by Erickson (1985).
Document ID
19890041548
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Hau, L.-N. (Rice Univ. Houston, TX, United States)
Wolf, R. A. (Rice Univ. Houston, TX, United States)
Voigt, G.-H. (Rice University Houston, TX, United States)
Wu, C. C. (California, University Los Angeles, United States)
Date Acquired
August 14, 2013
Publication Date
February 1, 1989
Publication Information
Publication: Journal of Geophysical Research
Volume: 94
ISSN: 0148-0227
Subject Category
GEOPHYSICS
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NSF ATM-87-01208
CONTRACT_GRANT: NSF ATM-85-10510
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAGW-482
CONTRACT_GRANT: NSF ATM-88-12860
CONTRACT_GRANT: NSF ATM-85-21125
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