publication . Article . Preprint . 2004

Short note: A note on the dipole coordinates

Kageyama, Akira; Sugiyama, Tooru; Watanabe, Kunihiko; Sato, Tetsuya;
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  • Published: 31 Aug 2004 Journal: Computers & Geosciences, volume 32, pages 265-269 (issn: 0098-3004, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract
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.
Subjects
arXiv: Physics::Atomic Physics
free text keywords: Computers in Earth Sciences, Information Systems, Bipolar coordinates, Computer science, Parabolic coordinates, Dipole, Orthogonal coordinates, Prolate spheroidal coordinates, Discrete dipole approximation codes, Magnetic dipole, Classical mechanics, Electric dipole transition, Physics - Geophysics

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