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Fig. 13 | Progress in Earth and Planetary Science

Fig. 13

From: Simulation study of near-Earth space disturbances: 1. magnetic storms

Fig. 13

Influence of ring current-ionosphere coupling on the ring current protons in terms of Rayleigh-Taylor type instability. Proton flux with energy 32 keV is shown in the left panel. The outer edge of the flux population shows undulation due to interaction between the magnetosphere and the ionosphere. The contour indicates the ionospheric potential. The schematic illustration is provided in the right panel. (After Ebihara et al. 2005a)

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