Publication Abstracts

Blum 1964

Blum, R., 1964: A neutral-point expansion of the ideal magnetosphere. J. Geophys. Res., 69, 1765-1768, doi:10.1029/JZ069i009p01765.

The idealized model of the geomagnetic field-solar wind interaction yields a singular (neutral) point on the magnetopause at which the magnetic field vanishes. If we expand the fields in a power series around this point, including quadratic terms, we can derive an approximate equation of the magnetopause in a small neighborhood of the neutral point which is consistent with the idealized boundary conditions to fourth order. We then consider the additional pressure due to multiple reflections of particles in this neighborhood and show that less than a 4 per cent correction to the single-reflection pressure condition is necessary.

Export citation: [ BibTeX ] [ RIS ]

BibTeX Citation

  author={Blum, R.},
  title={A neutral-point expansion of the ideal magnetosphere},
  journal={J. Geophys. Res.},

[ Close ]

RIS Citation

ID  - bl06000k
AU  - Blum, R.
PY  - 1964
TI  - A neutral-point expansion of the ideal magnetosphere
JA  - J. Geophys. Res.
VL  - 69
SP  - 1765
EP  - 1768
DO  - 10.1029/JZ069i009p01765
ER  -

[ Close ]

• Return to 1964 Publications

• Return to Publications Homepage