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Atmospheric dynamo

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Atmospheric dynamo

The Atmospheric dynamo is a pattern of electrical currents that are set up in the Earth's ionosphere by multiple effects, mostly the Sun's solar wind, but also the tides of the Moon and Sun.[1][2] The currents flow in circuits between the poles and the equator, but they are not well understood.[3]

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References

  1. ^ An introduction to the ionosphere ... - Google Books
  2. ^ On The Atmospheric Dynamo Theory
  3. ^ NASA - Sounding Rockets Study How Winds In Space Drive Currents in the Upper Atmosphere
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