Donald Scott: Modeling Birkeland Currents, Part 2 | EU Workshop

Dr. Donald Scott, author of The Electric Sky, made two major presentations at the EU Workshop, Nov 14-16, 2014, in Phoenix, Arizona. The first detailed how “polar configurations” are formed in space. Lacking familiarity with electrical phenomena in plasma, astronomers typically list these Herbig-Haro objects as “poorly understood.” Don’s second talk, shown here, illustrated the relationship between Birkeland Currents and counter-rotating shells, to show how they form such polar phenomena as Earth’s cylindrical auroral sheets and Saturn’s north polar “hurricane.”

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