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A Note on the Dipole Coordinates

Akira Kageyama; Tooru Sugiyama; Kunihiko Watanabe; Tetsuya Sato;
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  • Published: 31 Aug 2004
A couple of orthogonal coordinates for dipole geometry are proposed for numerical simulations of plasma geophysics in the Earth's dipole magnetic field. These coordinates have proper metric profiles along field lines in contrast to the standard dipole coordinate system that is commonly used in analytical studies for dipole geometry.
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arXiv: Physics::Atomic Physics
free text keywords: Physics - Geophysics, Computers in Earth Sciences, Information Systems, Dipole, Physics, Classical mechanics, Bipolar coordinates, Electric dipole transition, Orthogonal coordinates, Parabolic coordinates, Prolate spheroidal coordinates, Discrete dipole approximation codes, Magnetic dipole

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