Ionospheric Electrodynamics: A Tutorial

  1. Shin-Ichi Ohtani,
  2. Ryoichi Fujii,
  3. Michael Hesse and
  4. Robert L. Lysak
  1. A. D. Richmond1 and
  2. J. P. Thayer2

Published Online: 18 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/GM118p0131

Magnetospheric Current Systems

Magnetospheric Current Systems

How to Cite

Richmond, A. D. and Thayer, J. P. (2000) Ionospheric Electrodynamics: A Tutorial, 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/GM118p0131

Author Information

  1. 1

    High Altitude Observatory, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado

  2. 2

    Geoscience and Engineering Center, SRI International, Menlo Park, California

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


  • Introduction

  • Description of Global Electric Fields and Currents

  • Ionospheric Electrical Conductivity and Ohm's Law

  • Ionospheric Wind Dynamo

  • Electromagnetic Energy Transfer Between the Magnetosphere and the Ionosphere

  • Concluding Remarks