Making Connections Between Global Magnetospheric Models and Simulations of Microscopic Plasma Processes

  1. T. E. Moore,
  2. J. H. Waite Jr.,
  3. T. W. Moorehead and
  4. W. B. Hanson
  1. R. L. Lysak

Published Online: 18 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/GM044p0329

Modeling Magnetospheric Plasma

Modeling Magnetospheric Plasma

How to Cite

Lysak, R. L. (1988) Making Connections Between Global Magnetospheric Models and Simulations of Microscopic Plasma Processes, in Modeling Magnetospheric Plasma (eds T. E. Moore, J. H. Waite, T. W. Moorehead and W. B. Hanson), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/GM044p0329

Author Information

  1. School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1988

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875900704

Online ISBN: 9781118664414

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Keywords:

  • Space plasmas—Mathematical models;
  • Magnetosphere—Mathematical models;
  • Ionosphere—Mathematical models

Summary

Magnetospheric phenomena occur over a wide range of spatial and temporal scales and include a wide variety of physical processes, making the construction of a comprehensive magnetospheric model very difficult if not impossible. This paper will outline some of the problems involved in constructing such models and some potential paths for their solution. An attainable goal of attempting to meld together various types of models will be described, along with some early efforts along these lines.