electrojet


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electrojet

[i′lek·trə‚jet]
(geophysics)
A stream of intense electric current moving in the upper atmosphere around the equator and in polar regions.
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Known as electrojets, these high-speed winds may explain how energy from the auroral regions spreads around the planet.
The electrojets rotate in the direction opposite that of the planet, causing friction between these winds and the rest of the atmosphere.
The Electrojet heater is fitted with PTFE electric elements housed in a cylinder 900mm high x 400mm diameter, using carrosion resistant polymers throughout the construction.
Tanks where space is at a premium, of awkward shape or construction for fitting internal heaters or containing other equipment such as mixers will all benefit from the use of ElectroJet.
His career in theoretical physics started in space, with polar and auroral electrojets, later going to parametric instabilities and laser theory.