On the Rotation of The Polar Ionospheric Regions

  1. C. O. Hines
  1. C. O. Hines

Published Online: 17 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/GM018p0906

The Upper Atmosphere in Motion

The Upper Atmosphere in Motion

How to Cite

Hines, C. O. (1974) On the Rotation of The Polar Ionospheric Regions, in The Upper Atmosphere in Motion, American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/GM018p0906

Author Information

  1. Radio Physics Laboratory, Defence Research Telecommunications Establishment, Defence Research Board, Ottawa, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1974

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875900186

Online ISBN: 9781118663578

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Keywords:

  • Atmosphere, Upper—Addresses, essays, lectures;
  • Dynamic meteorology—Addresses, essays, lectures

Summary

The possibility of magnetic coupling between the polar regions of the earth's ionosphere and the interplanetary gas has led to the suggestion that the polar ionosphere may not rotate with the earth. The depth to which the effects of the interplanetary drag might penetrate is examined here with the aid of two simple models. The results are not conclusive, but they do indicate that heights as low as the E region may be involved.