magnetopause


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magnetopause

(mag-nee -toh-pawz) See magnetosphere.

magnetopause

[mag′nēd·ə‚pȯz]
(geophysics)
A boundary that marks the transition from the earth's magnetosphere to the interplanetary medium.
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The magnetopause is the boundary between the relatively undisturbed magnetosphere and the magnetosheath, the region containing solar wind plasma that has come across the bow shock that protects Earth from the direct onslaught of solar wind plasma.
The high-pressure pulse induced currents both in the magnetopause and in power lines across New Zealand, causing alarms to be tripped and a transformer to fail catastrophically.
We have found in our study of 130 reconnection events that, in general, magnetic reconnection occurs along an extended line across the dayside magnetopause," said Dr.
When these crash into Earth's magnetosphere, they push the magnetopause inward, sometimes quite dramatically (SN: 2/1/97, p.
Researchers concluded that electrical currents in the magnetopause induced harmful currents in the long-distance phone line.
To resolve what happened in 1972, Boteler and van Beek calculated the expected effects of currents in the magnetopause and the ionosphere.
The company has provided spacecraft, as well as systems engineering, integration, and test, for the Hubble Space Telescope, Lunar Prospector, Imager for Magnetopause to Aurora Global Exploration, Gravity Probe-B, the Space Infrared Telescope Facility, and the Space Interferometry Mission.
It showed the pileup of the solar wind in front of the magnetopause, the boundary between the Earth's magnetosphere and interplanetary space, giving important new details about the processes that protect Earth's atmosphere.
It is still unclear exactly how electrons and ions in the solar wind can pass through Earth's magnetic barrier, called the magnetopause.
The smaller magnetopause allowed the solar wind to strip away more water vapor from the early Earth.
It is being observed from NASA's Imager for Magnetopause to Aurora Global Exploration satellite.
The company has provided spacecraft, as well as systems engineering, integration and test, for the Hubble Space Telescope, Lunar Prospector, Imager for Magnetopause to Aurora Global Exploration, Gravity Probe-B, the Space Infrared Telescope Facility, and the Space Interferometry Mission.