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Radio Science

Plasma Moment Equations in a Dipole Field

Authors

  • J. M. Grebowsky


Abstract

A coordinate system is defined with respect to a magnetic dipole field configuration by unit vectors in the direction of the field, in the azimuthal direction, and along the line of intersection of the local magnetic meridian plane with the local equipotential surface of the magnetic dipole. The velocity terms of the continuity and momentum equations pertinent to plasma motion are expressed in terms of variations along these coordinate directions.

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