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Average field-aligned current configuration parameterized by solar wind conditions

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Average field-aligned current configuration parameterized by solar wind conditions. / Carter, J.A.; Milan, S.E.; Coxon, J. C.; Walach, M. T.; Anderson, B.J.

In: Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, Vol. 121, No. 2, 15.02.2016, p. 1294-1307.

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Carter, JA, Milan, SE, Coxon, JC, Walach, MT & Anderson, BJ 2016, 'Average field-aligned current configuration parameterized by solar wind conditions', Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, vol. 121, no. 2, pp. 1294-1307. https://doi.org/10.1002/2015JA021567

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Carter, J. A., Milan, S. E., Coxon, J. C., Walach, M. T., & Anderson, B. J. (2016). Average field-aligned current configuration parameterized by solar wind conditions. Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 121(2), 1294-1307. https://doi.org/10.1002/2015JA021567

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Carter JA, Milan SE, Coxon JC, Walach MT, Anderson BJ. Average field-aligned current configuration parameterized by solar wind conditions. Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics. 2016 Feb 15;121(2):1294-1307. https://doi.org/10.1002/2015JA021567

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Carter, J.A. ; Milan, S.E. ; Coxon, J. C. ; Walach, M. T. ; Anderson, B.J. / Average field-aligned current configuration parameterized by solar wind conditions. In: Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics. 2016 ; Vol. 121, No. 2. pp. 1294-1307.

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