Physics Department Seminar University of Alaska Fairbanks

J O U R N A L    C L U B

A new solar wind dynamo model driven by tail-lobe current loops
Joe Kan
Geophysical Institute, UAF

We propose a new solar wind (SW) dynamo model for driving the earthward convection and enhancing the plasma pressure in the near-Earth plasma sheet by tail-lobe current loops. Efficiency of the new SW dynamo is regulated up or down by dayside or tail reconnection. Magnetic storms and auroral substorms are driven predominantly by the tail-lobe current loops, distributed along the northern and southern tail lobes.

Friday, 11 October 2013
Globe Room, Elvey Building
3:45 PM