auroral electrojet


Atmospheric Sciences (English-Chinese) dictionary. 2014.

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  • Electrojet — An electroject is an electric current which travels around the E region of the Earth s ionosphere. There are three electrojets: above the magnetic equator (the equatorial electrojet), and near the Northern and Southern Polar Circles (the Auroral… …   Wikipedia

  • electrojet — noun Date: 1955 a concentration of atmospheric electric current found in the regions of strong auroral displays and along the magnetic equator …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • electrojet — /i lek treuh jet /, n. Geophysics. a current of ions existing in the upper atmosphere, moving with respect to the surface of the earth, and causing various auroral phenomena. [1950 55; ELECTRO + JET1] * * *       streaming movement of charged… …   Universalium

  • electrojet — noun an intense electric current occurring in the lower ionosphere in the region of strong auroral displays …   English new terms dictionary

  • electrojet — e•lec•tro•jet [[t]ɪˈlɛk trəˌdʒɛt[/t]] n. phs a current of ions in the upper atmosphere that moves with respect to the surface of the earth and causes various auroral phenomena • Etymology: 1950–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • electrojet —  ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷+ˌ noun Etymology: electr + jet : an overhead concentration of electric current that is restricted laterally so that in its effects it resembles a line current, that is found in the regions of strong auroral displays and along the… …   Useful english dictionary

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