Essays Tagged: "Earth's magnetic field"


on that the interaction ofthe two magnetic fields caused increased. These magnetic feilds being the earth's and thecoils. What this means is that not only does electicity create a magnetic field but t ... n be explained by our experiment's data in part one also because aswe introduced the current to the earth's magnetic field we found that it created the motionon the compass. This all agrees with the l ...

(11 pages) 51 0 4.5 Mar/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

Aurora Borealis

hern lights is Aurora Australis.The amazing occurrence of the aurora actually starts high above the earth's atmosphere. The sun emits a continuous stream of ionized gas during its solar flares. This g ... is known as the solar wind. As the solar wind approaches Earth, the particles are influenced by the Earth's magnetic field and are guided toward oval zones around the magnetic poles. The solar wind pa ...

(4 pages) 112 2 2.9 Dec/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Atmospheric Sciences

History of the Compass

compass?A compass is an instrument, which displays the direction of the horizontal component of the Earth's magnetic field at the point of observation, by a freely suspended magnetic element. A compas ... are made on the air resistance to provide damping for the system. The needle aligns itself with the earth's magnetic field and points toward magnetic north. Simple compasses suffer from the weight lim ...

(9 pages) 90 0 4.3 Apr/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Technology

The Aurorae- what causes the beautiful light displays. What impact does it have on Earth?

sights. This light is created by high energy particles that stream from the Sunand collide with the Earth's atmosphere. The aurorae is not an occasionaloccurence in nature, they are a permanent featur ... osphere. In an auroral display,charged particles from the Sun strike the atoms and molecules of the Earth'satmosphere, causing them to glow. This stream of particles is called the solarwind: it radiat ...

(2 pages) 42 0 3.3 Dec/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Astronomy

What are the Causes and Effects of Interactions Between the Solar Wind and Planetary Bodies?

?For a magnetosphere to be present the body must have a magnetic field. The diagram below shows the Earth's magnetic field.One explanation of how planetary magnetic fields were created is due to their ... he solar system they all share certain generic features. The diagram below is a labelled diagram of Earth's magnetosphere.You can see that on the side facing the sun, the solar wind compresses the mag ...

(12 pages) 33 0 2.6 Feb/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences

The sun

km/s) over coronal holes and low (300 km/s) over streamers. These wind speed variations affects the Earth's magnetic field and can produce storms in the Earth's magnetosphere.Work Sited Pagehttp://sci ...

(2 pages) 65 0 3.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Science Essays

Magnetosphere - General Info

When the solar wind comes to the earth it meets the Earth's magnetic field. Most of the tiny particles in the solar wind are pushed around the earth bec ... curve is called the "magnetosheath". These particles mix with other particles that come up from the earth's ionosphere to fill the magnetosphere.Many of the tiny pieces of matter in the earth's magnet ... freely, is thus forced to point toward the positive pole.On Earth, the north (positive) pole of the Earth's magnet is in fact at its South geographic pole. A compass needle sure enough indicates North ...

(2 pages) 11 0 3.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences


ese auroras are called aurora australis. These occur from when from the magnetic field outside the earth's atmosphere. After this the solar winds hit the magnetic field which sends these auroras ligh ... ses Auroras?Auroras are caused by high energy particles from the solar wind that are trapped in the Earth's magnetic field. As these particles go back and forth along the magnetic field lines, they co ...

(1 pages) 23 0 2.3 Feb/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Atmospheric Sciences

The Van Allen Belt

d at the University of Iowa. This is thought to be located and trapped about 4000 miles down in the earth's surface.The place in The Van Allen radiation belt is occiopied by tons of protons which ener ... ctrons which are found all over the places.There are electrons and protons which are created in the earth's magnetic field which produce the polar aurora or in other words which is common in northern ...

(2 pages) 13 0 0.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Astronomy