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electrojet

Syllabification: e·lec·tro·jet
Pronunciation: /əˈlektrəˌjet
 
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Definition of electrojet in English:

noun

An intense electric current that occurs in a narrow belt in the lower ionosphere, especially in the region of strong auroral displays.
Example sentences
  • When space weather stirs up the great electric current in the sky - the auroral electrojet - the magnetic field at the surface of the Earth starts to vary.
  • The HAARP antenna as is it now configured modulates the auroral electrojet to induce ELF waves and thus could have an effect on the zonal winds.
  • The auroral electrojet index, which measures the strength of the magnetic disturbances produced by currents in the ionosphere (associated with auroras), reached peak values of more than 2,000 nanoTesla.

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