Lecturer: M. Yamauchi (IRF)
Date: 2019-04-04 10:00
Place: Aniara

Terrestrial ion world in space

M. Yamauchi
Swedish Institute of Space Physics, Kiruna, Sweden (

The behaviour of ions in space and an atmosphere is determined by a balance of many different factors: ionisation, interaction with neutrals, and the integrated effect of electric and magnetic fields over a much larger size and time scale than that of electrons. This causes the ion behaviour to be quite different from the electron behaviour in the solar wind-magnetosphere-ionosphere interactions and magnetospheric dynamics. The less coherence with local fields for ion behaviour than electron behaviour, together with the complication of different masses of different ions, make ion phenomena difficult to analyze, and hence many ion phenomena are remained poorly understood. This lecture overviews some of these ion phenomena with particular stress on relatively less investigated areas.

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