The boundary layer between the SOLAR WIND and the MAGNETO- SPHERE.
The magnetopause is the abrupt boundary between a magnetosphere and the surrounding plasma. For planetary science, the magnetopause is the boundary between the planet’s magnetic field and the solar wind. The location of the magnetopause is determined by the balance between the pressure of the dynamic planetary magnetic field and the dynamic pres...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnetopause
(from the article `ionosphere and magnetosphere`) ...escaping from Earth`s gravity is comparable to the opposing pressure associated with the solar wind. This equilibrium region, with a ... ...solar windthe flux mainly of protons and electrons escaping from the Sun`s gravitational field. This equilibrium region, with a characteris...Found on http://www.britannica.com/eb/a-z/m/11
magnetopause The outer layer of the earth's magnetosphere, bordering the solar wind.Found on http://www.wordinfo.info/words/index/info/view_unit/1236/3
The boundary between a planet`s magnetosphere and the magnetic field of the solar wind. It forms at a distance where the solar wind dynamic pressure equals the magnetic pressure of the planet`s field. In the case of Earth, this is typically 8 to 11 Earth radii upwind, depending on solar wind conditi...Found on http://www.daviddarling.info/encyclopedia/M/magnetopause.html
The boundary of the magnetosphere, lying inside the bow shock. The location in space where Earth's magnetic field balances the pressure of the solar wind. It is located about 63,000 km from Earth in the direction of the Sun.Found on http://www.braeunig.us/space/glossary.htm
The boundary of the magnetosphere, lying inside the bow shock .
Found on http://www.solarviews.com/eng/terms.htm
The boundary space between the earths magnetosphere and interplanetary space (40,000 miles / 65,000 km) above the earth, marked by an abrupt decrease in the earths magnetic induction.Found on http://planetfacts.org/space-terms/
the outer boundary of the magnetosphereFound on http://www.electropedia.org/iev/iev.nsf/display?openform&ievref=705-06-18
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