On the Rotation of The Polar Ionospheric Regions
Published Online: 17 MAR 2013
Copyright © 1974 by the American Geophysical Union.
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
- Published Online: 17 MAR 2013
- Published Print: 1 JAN 1974
Print ISBN: 9780875900186
Online ISBN: 9781118663578
- Atmosphere, Upper—Addresses, essays, lectures;
- Dynamic meteorology—Addresses, essays, lectures
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.