THEORY OF GALACTIC DISKS AND ITS RELEVANCE TO THE SOLAR WIND MAGNETIC CONFIGURATION
Large scale features of galactic disks, particularly spiral structure, have been successfully studied in terms of global galactic plasma modes that are excited from an axisymmetric disk configuration. In analogy with the case of gravitational plasmas, we consider the modes of oscillation for axisymmetric current disks. We suggest that the magnetic sectors in the solar wind be explained as the result of large scale bending waves of the current disk that characterizes the solar wind magnetic configuration.
Bibliographic Reference: 1984 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PLASMA PHYSICS, LAUSANNE (SWITZERLAND), JUNE 27-JULY 3, 1984 VOL. II, PP. 1077-1084 EUR 9708 EN (1985) FS, VOL. I AND VOL. II, 1155 P., BFR 3500 (BOTH VOLUMES), EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, POB 1003
Record Number: 1989124052500 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
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