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dc.contributor.author Forbes, J.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-05-06T10:55:13Z
dc.date.available 2019-05-06T10:55:13Z
dc.date.issued 1981-08-01
dc.identifier.citation Forbes, J. (1981). The equatorial electrojet.==$Reviews of Geophysics, 19$==(3), 469-504. https://doi.org/10.1029/RG019i003p00469 es_ES
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12816/4588
dc.description.abstract The typical quiet day variations of the equatorial electrojet (EEJ) current intensity with time of the day, season, sunspot number, and geomagnetic latitude are presented in terms of the corresponding variations of ΔH which is the deviation of the horizontal component (H) of the geomagnetic field from its steady nighttime level. The observed height structure of the current density in the EEJ as measured in rocket flights is presented, along with the theoretically computed structure. Theoretical model results on the polarization electric fields and east-west currents as generated by the local interactions of height-varying winds in the EEJ show large height gradients and reversals for both currents and electric fields; experimental evidence for the reality of such height structures is also shown. The characteristics of the counter-electrojet events are presented and the possible causative mechanisms are discussed critically. Some typical experimental results are presented on the electric field changes in the EEJ which result from its sensitive response to electrodynamic disturbances in the magnetosphere and the auroral-polar latitude ionosphere during geomagnetic substorms and storms; and their implications are discussed. Possibilities for utilizing the EEJ as a very useful medium for important scientific studies on the larger space domain of ionosphere-magnetosphere system, on plasma waves, and on the earth's conductivity are emphasized. es_ES
dc.format application/pdf es_ES
dc.language.iso eng es_ES
dc.publisher American Geophysical Union es_ES
dc.relation.ispartof urn:issn:1944-9208
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/restrictedAccess es_ES
dc.subject Equatorial Electrojet es_ES
dc.subject Magnetic Field es_ES
dc.subject Rockets es_ES
dc.subject Ionosphere es_ES
dc.subject Plasma es_ES
dc.title The equatorial electrojet es_ES
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article es_ES
dc.subject.ocde http://purl.org/pe-repo/ocde/ford#1.05.01 es_ES
dc.identifier.journal Reviews of Geophysics es_ES
dc.description.peer-review Por pares es_ES
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1029/RG019i003p00469 es_ES

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