Electric Current Approach to Magnetospheric Physics and the Distinction Between Current Disruption and Magnetic Reconnection

  1. Shin-Ichi Ohtani,
  2. Ryoichi Fujii,
  3. Michael Hesse and
  4. Robert L. Lysak
  1. A. T. Y. Lui

Published Online: 18 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/GM118p0031

Magnetospheric Current Systems

Magnetospheric Current Systems

How to Cite

Lui, A. T. Y. (2000) Electric Current Approach to Magnetospheric Physics and the Distinction Between Current Disruption and Magnetic Reconnection, in Magnetospheric Current Systems (eds S.-I. Ohtani, R. Fujii, M. Hesse and R. L. Lysak), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/GM118p0031

Author Information

  1. The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, Maryland, U.S.A.

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2000

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875909769

Online ISBN: 9781118669006

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Keywords:

  • Magnetospheric currents—Congresses

Summary

  • Introduction

  • What is in the Name?

  • Limitations of the Bu Paradigm

  • Merits of the Ej Paradigm

  • Distinction Between Current Disruption and Magnetic Reconnection

  • Summary

  • Appendix A