Global Geometry of Magnetospheric Currents Inferred from MHD Simulations

  1. Shin-Ichi Ohtani,
  2. Ryoichi Fujii,
  3. Michael Hesse and
  4. Robert L. Lysak
  1. G. L. Siscoe1,
  2. N. U. Crooker1,
  3. G. M. Erickson1,
  4. B. U. Ö. Sonnerup2,
  5. K. D. Siebert3,
  6. D. R. Weimer3,
  7. W. W. White3 and
  8. N. C. Maynard3

Published Online: 18 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/GM118p0041

Magnetospheric Current Systems

Magnetospheric Current Systems

How to Cite

Siscoe, G. L., Crooker, N. U., Erickson, G. M., Sonnerup, B. U. Ö., Siebert, K. D., Weimer, D. R., White, W. W. and Maynard, N. C. (2013) Global Geometry of Magnetospheric Currents Inferred from MHD Simulations, 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/GM118p0041

Author Information

  1. 1

    Center for Space Physics, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts

  2. 2

    Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire

  3. 3

    Mission Research Corporation, Nashua, New Hampshire

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875909769

Online ISBN: 9781118669006



  • Magnetospheric currents—Congresses


  • Background

  • Zero IMF Showing Chapman-Ferraro and Tail Current Systems

  • Southward IMF Showing Region 1 Current System and Displaced Chapmanferraro Current Center

  • Northward IMF Showing NBZ and Region 2 Current Systems

  • Dawn-To-Dusk IMF Showing Skewed, Spiral Chapman-Ferraro Geometry, the Cusp-Mantle Current System, and Its Relation to the Region 1 Current System

  • Summary