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electrojet

[ih-lek-truh-jet] /ɪˈlɛk trəˌdʒɛt/
noun, Geophysics.
1.
a current of ions existing in the upper atmosphere, moving with respect to the surface of the earth, and causing various auroral phenomena.
Origin of electrojet
1950-1955
1950-55; electro- + jet1
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  • Secondary objectives included the study of the equatorial electrojet, and the mapping of the main field.
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electrojet

/ɪˈlɛktrəʊˌdʒɛt/
noun
1.
a narrow belt of fast-moving ions in the ionosphere, under the influence of the earth's magnetic field, causing auroral displays
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