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dc.contributor.advisor Toffoletto, Frank R.
dc.creatorSong, Jinwen
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-04T08:33:31Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-04T08:33:31Z
dc.date.issued 1998
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/17213
dc.description.abstract The early version of the Toffoletto - Hill - Ding open magnetosphere model is improved and generalized in this thesis. This model computes the interplanetary magnetic field (IMF) dependent magnetic and electric fields in the Earth's magnetosphere. The magnetospheric magnetic fields contain contributions from the Earth's dipole field, the ring current, the tail field, and the interconnection magnetic field that represents the effect of an open magnetosphere. The solar wind electric field is mapped along open magnetic field lines into the polar cap ionosphere and acts as a driver for magnetospheric convection. We show that the influence of the IMF on the plasma convection in the magnetosphere as given by the new model is consistent with observations. The tail field is modified to be consistent with the interconnection field.
dc.format.extent 65 p.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectGeophysics
dc.title Modeling electromagnetic fields of the earth's magnetosphere
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Earth Science
thesis.degree.discipline Natural Sciences
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Science
dc.identifier.citation Song, Jinwen. "Modeling electromagnetic fields of the earth's magnetosphere." (1998) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/17213.


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