author = "Lopez, Ramon E. and Gonzalez Alarcon, Walter Dem{\'e}trio",
          affiliation = "{University of Texas at Arlington} and {Instituto Nacional de 
                         Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE)}",
                title = "The external chapman-ferraro current",
            booktitle = "Proceedings...",
                 year = "2017",
         organization = "AGU Fall Meeting",
             abstract = "The Chapman-Ferraro current flows along the magnetopause and 
                         seperates the geomagnetic field from the interplanetary magnetic 
                         field (IMF) in the magnetosheath. In this presentation we discuss 
                         the fact that except in the case of purely northward or zero IMF, 
                         a portion of the Chapman-Ferraro current must flow in the 
                         magnetosheath. We will present THEMIS observations of the external 
                         Chapman-Ferraro current and discuss how the distrubition of the 
                         current affects force balance and the dissipation of solar wind 
                         energy for different solar wind conditions. We will also examine 
                         the issue of current closure for the external Chapman-Ferraro 
                         current, and compare the observed current densities at the 
                         magnetopause to observations of the current density on the bow 
  conference-location = "New Orleans",
      conference-year = "11-15 Dec.",
             language = "en",
        urlaccessdate = "18 jan. 2021"