International Journal of Astrophysics and Space Science

Volume 7, Issue 1, February 2019

  • Study of Response of Extreme Meso-Scale Field-Aligned Current to Interplanetary Magnetic Field Components BX, BY and BZ During Geomagnetic Storm

    Adero Ochieng Awuor, Paul Baki, Olwendo Joseph, Pierre Cilliers, Pieter Kotze

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 1, February 2019
    Pages: 1-11
    Received: Oct. 06, 2018
    Accepted: Nov. 26, 2018
    Published: Aug. 06, 2019
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    Abstract: The influence of IMF components on meso-scale field-aligned currents (FACs) is investigated with an aim to establish how different IMF components influence the occurrence and distribution of FACs. The field-aligned currents (FACs) are calculated from the curl of the Ampere’s law to the magnetic field recorded by CHAMP satellite during 24 major geom... Show More