A Historical Introduction to the Ring Current

  1. Tuija I. Pulkkinen,
  2. Nikolai A. Tsyganenko and
  3. Reiner H.W. Friedel
  1. David P. Stern

Published Online: 18 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/155GM01

The Inner Magnetosphere: Physics and Modeling

The Inner Magnetosphere: Physics and Modeling

How to Cite

Stern, D. P. (2005) A Historical Introduction to the Ring Current, in The Inner Magnetosphere: Physics and Modeling (eds T. I. Pulkkinen, N. A. Tsyganenko and R. H.W. Friedel), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/155GM01

Author Information

  1. Laboratory for Extraterrestrial Physics (Emeritus), Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875904207

Online ISBN: 9781118666098

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Keywords:

  • Magnetospheric physics—Simulation methods

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Discovery of the Ring Current

  • How Do they Enter?

  • The Electric Field E

  • Acceleration Processes

  • 0+ Ions

  • The Quiet-Time Ring Current and Lifetimes of Particles

  • Gauging the Ring Current

  • The Nature of Magnetic Storms

  • Conclusion