The two-dimensional configuration of the magnetopause generated by an axial quadrupole directed perpendicular to the solar-wind flow is determined analytically by the method of Landschulz (1978). Formulas are derived, and the results are illustrated with graphs. The quadrupole field studied is similar to that supposed to exist in the earth during periods of dipole-field polarity reversal.
Oesterreichische Akademie Wissenschaften Mathematisch naturwissenschaftliche Klasse Sitzungsberichte Abteilung
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- Earth Magnetosphere:Magnetopause