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Double Star, Cluster, and ground-based observations of magnetic reconnection during an interval of duskward oriented IMF: preliminary results

Wild, J. A. and Milan, S. E. and Davies, J. A. and Cowley, S. W. H. and Carr, C. A. and Balogh, A. (2005) Double Star, Cluster, and ground-based observations of magnetic reconnection during an interval of duskward oriented IMF: preliminary results. Annales Geophysicae, 23 (8). pp. 2903-1907. ISSN 0992-7689

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    Abstract

    We present a space- and ground-based study exploiting data from the coordinated Cluster and Double Star missions in order to investigate dayside magnetic reconnection under BY+ dominated IMF conditions. In-situ observations of magnetosheath flux transfer events combined with measurements of pulsed poleward and dawnward directed flows in the pre-noon sector high-latitude northern hemisphere ionosphere are interpreted as indications of pulsed magnetic reconnection during an interval in which the IMF remained relatively steady. Observations of newly- reconnected magnetic flux tubes anchored in the northern hemisphere both at mid-latitudes and in the vicinity of the subsolar point suggests that during BY+ dominated IMF, reconnection is not, as proposed previously, limited to the high-latitude magnetopause.

    Item Type: Article
    Journal or Publication Title: Annales Geophysicae
    Uncontrolled Keywords: DCS-publications-id ; art-715 ; DCS-publications-personnel-id ; 104
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    Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
    Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics
    ID Code: 9996
    Deposited By: Dr Steve Marple
    Deposited On: 24 Jun 2008 18:24
    Refereed?: Yes
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 18:43
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/9996

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