Some features of the equatorial electrojet

Stening R.J. (1969) Some features of the equatorial electrojet. Planetary and Space Science, 17 7: 1375-1389.

Author Stening R.J.
Title Some features of the equatorial electrojet
Journal name Planetary and Space Science   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0032-0633
Publication date 1969
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 17
Issue 7
Start page 1375
End page 1389
Total pages 15
Subject 1908 Geophysics
1912 Space and Planetary Science
3103 Astronomy and Astrophysics
Abstract The equivalent circuit method of Stening (1968) is used to calculate current distributions in the vicinity of the equatorial electrojet. Both height and latitude profiles are obtained which show reasonable agreement with observations. The tube of magnetic force model employed in the calculations is useful in understanding some of the variations in the electrojet. Changes in height of the electron density profile are shown to lead to changes in the maximum current density of the electrojet. Two further problems are discussed: (1) the double peak structure in the current density height profile and (2) the relationship between the instabilities observed by VHF backscatter and ground-based magnetic measurements.
Q-Index Code C1
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