Articles | Volume 33, issue 11
Ann. Geophys., 33, 1369–1402, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/angeo-33-1369-2015

Special issue: Dynamic processes in geospace

Ann. Geophys., 33, 1369–1402, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/angeo-33-1369-2015
Review paper
10 Nov 2015
Review paper | 10 Nov 2015

Defining and resolving current systems in geospace

N. Y. Ganushkina et al.

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A number of current systems exist in the Earth's magnetosphere. It is very difficult to identify local measurements as belonging to a specific current system. Therefore, there are different definitions of supposedly the same current, leading to unnecessary controversy. This study presents a robust collection of these definitions of current systems in geospace, particularly in the near-Earth nightside magnetosphere, as viewed from a variety of observational and computational analysis techniques.