Polar Anglo-American Conjugate Experiment
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 70, Issue 34, pages 785–799, 22 August 1989
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- Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
Study of the near-Earth plasma environment and its interactions with the solar wind has reached a stage where major progress will come only from taking a global view of the interactions and coupling between different regions of the magnetosphere and ionosphere. An important aspect o f this global approach is coordinated investigation of ionospheric processes in both polar regions.
The coupling between the two polar regions is determined in large part by Earth's magnetic field. Processes that occur at opposite ends of field lines are called conjugate. (Roederer  has given a more complete definition and classification of conjugacy.)