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The Appleton Anomaly

Naturevolume 207pages964965 (1965) | Download Citation

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IN recent communications1,2 and an earlier letter3 various workers have shown that electrodynamic drift (that is, magnetohydrodynamic motion of the magnetic field lines) in the F2 layer would give rise to a phenomenon similar to the observed Appleton anomaly. However1,2, the required drift speeds are much smaller than, the 20 m/sec or more predicted by dynamo theory4,5.

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  1. P. C. KENDALL: NASA—National Academy of Sciences senior research associate.

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  1. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Goddard Space Flight Center, Planetary Ionospheres Branch

    • P. C. KENDALL
  2. Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Sheffield

    • D. W. WINDLE

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