magnetospheric plasma

magnetospheric plasma

[mag′nēd·ə‚sfir·ik ′plaz·mə]
(geophysics)
A low-energy plasma with particle energies less than a few electronvolts that permeates the entire region of the earth's magnetosphere.
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In principle it might be possible to do this by E-sailing in the giant planet's corotating magnetospheric plasma.
Earth's magnetospheric plasma is largely populated by ions captured from the solar wind, whereas Saturn's plasma comes predominantly from water vapor that spews from massive geysers on the southern end of its icy moon Enceladus.
He subsequently advocated the use of ECH to enhance the performance of tokamaks at the General Atomic Company, and worked closely with experimental researchers at Applied Microwave Plasma Concepts to explore possible applications of ECH to magnetospheric plasmas and various commercially important plasma systems.