CENTER OF DIPOLE SHIFT
We introduce here a correction in the Earth's magnetic field because
, also in the approximation of a simple magnetic dipole, you must consider the
fact that the center of the dipole is shifted from the center of the Earth.
Here you find the coordinates of the center of the dipole in the
Next picture show you the relation between the Shuttle and the
center of Earth's magnetic dipole, in the geographical system.
And here you can find the Stoermer equation for rigidity cut-off, for a
positive particle of charge one, in the
geomagnetic system, at a distance, from the center of the dipole, equal to the
Note: the East-West direction is in the geographical system of
E. Fermi, Nuclear Physics, The University Of Chicago Press, 1950, Chicago
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Last updated on 17-JUL-2002 by Davide Grandi