Geocorona

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Geocorona

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1. The shell of hydrogen surrounding the earth at the limit of the atmosphere. </dd>
In Shlovsky's system of nomenclature, the geocorona includes the metasphere, the outer, fully ionized zone, and the protosphere, the inner zone. </dd>
2. = Van Allen radiation belts. </dd>
The use of geocorona in sense 2 should be discouraged, since it conflicts with the relatively well-established usage in sense 1. [[/a>|/a> ]]

References

This article is based on NASA's Dictionary of Technical Terms for Aerospace Use