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Record 54 of 2176
The AMPTE lithium releases in the solar wind - A possible trigger for geomagnetic pulsations
Author and Affiliation:
Luehr, Hermann(Braunschweig, Technische Universitaet, Brunswick, Federal Republic of Germany, United States)
Baumjohann, Wolfgang(Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestrische Physik, Garching, Federal Republic of Germany, United States)
Potemra, Thomas A.(Johns Hopkins University, Laurel, MD, United States)
Abstract: Shortly after the AMPTE/IRM satellite had released Lithium ions into the solar wind, magnetometers on the ground and in the frontside magnetosphere observed deflections of a type similar to those associated with solar wind pressure pulses. Since the natural solar wind was very stable during this event and did not exhibit pressure changes, the magnetic deflections have likely been caused by the artificially injected Lithium cloud when it hit the magnetosphere. Order of magnitude estimates show that 300 g of Lithium vapor released in the solar wind are indeed able to produce a 300 nT magnetic deflection on the ground under favorable conditions.
Publication Date: Dec 01, 1990
Document ID:
(Acquired Nov 28, 1995)
Accession Number: 91A21081
Subject Category: GEOPHYSICS
Document Type: Journal Article
Publication Information: Geophysical Research Letters (ISSN 0094-8276); 17; 2301-230
Publisher Information: United States
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: Technische Univ.; Brunswick, Germany
Max-Planck-Inst. fuer Extraterrestrische Physik; Garching, Germany
Johns Hopkins Univ.; Laurel, MD, United States
Description: 4p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
Imprint And Other Notes: Geophysical Research Letters (ISSN 0094-8276), vol. 17, Dec. 1990, p. 2301-2304. Research supported by BMFT and NASA.
Miscellaneous Notes: Research supported by BMFT and NASA
Availability Source: Other Sources
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