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Space- and ground-based investigations of solar wind-magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling

Milan, S. E. and Wild, J. A. and Grocott, A. and Draper, N. C. (2006) Space- and ground-based investigations of solar wind-magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling. Advances in Space Research, 38 (8). pp. 1671-1677. ISSN 0273-1177

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    Abstract

    This paper provides a brief review of the understanding of the coupled solar wind–magnetosphere–ionosphere system that can be attained from observations of the size of the ionospheric polar caps from space and the ground. These measurements allow the occurrence and rate of dayside and nightside reconnection to be deduced. The former can be correlated with upstream interplanetary magnetic field observations to give an estimate of the effective length of the dayside reconnection X-line. The latter allows a preli- minary statistical study of flux closure during substorms and other, smaller nightside reconnection events.

    Item Type: Article
    Journal or Publication Title: Advances in Space Research
    Additional Information: The final, definitive version of this article has been published in the Journal, Advances in Space Research 38 (8), 2006, © ELSEVIER.
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Solar wind–magnetosphere–ionosphere coupling ; Magnetic reconnection ; Substorms
    Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
    Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
    Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics
    ID Code: 6687
    Deposited By: ep_importer_dcs
    Deposited On: 29 Apr 2008 15:34
    Refereed?: Yes
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 10 Oct 2013 11:38
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/6687

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