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dc.contributor.authorFoullon, Claire
dc.contributor.authorLavraud, B.
dc.contributor.authorOwen, Christopher J.
dc.contributor.authorFazakerley, Andrew
dc.contributor.authorSkoug, R.M.
dc.date.accessioned2013-08-05T15:36:41Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.description.abstractThe heliospheric current sheet (HCS) is a permanent solar wind feature, with well predicted Earth passages, but it can be structured and its main orientation can be highly distorted. We report new observations from 2 spacecraft in the solar wind (supported by observations from 3 spacecraft in the nightside magnetosheath), showing an evolution across the Sun‐Earth line of large field reversals adjacent to the HCS. Contrary to a previously reported multi‐spacecraft event, this case shows that the field inversion structure cannot be assumed to be well preserved and close to planar on the scale of the magnetospheric cross‐section. However, both cases indicate the presence of field reversals in an away sector that is connected to the southern solar magnetic hemisphere but lies unexpectedly above a toward sector. Following the interpretation of the reversals as transient outflowing loops, associated initial flow deviations can be envisaged to account for the HCS deformations.en_GB
dc.identifier.citationVol. 1216, pp. 367 - 370en_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.1063/1.3395876
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10871/12281
dc.language.isoenen_GB
dc.publisherAmerican Institute of Physicsen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3395876en_GB
dc.subjectsolar winden_GB
dc.subjectspacecraften_GB
dc.subjectmagnetic field effectsen_GB
dc.subjectelectron-electron scatteringen_GB
dc.titleHeliospheric current sheet distortions from adjacent outflowing transients: Multi-spacecraft observationsen_GB
dc.typeArticleen_GB
dc.typeConference paperen_GB
dc.date.available2013-08-05T15:36:41Z
dc.identifier.issn0094-243X
dc.descriptionCopyright © 2010 American Institute of Physics. This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and the American Institute of Physics.en_GB
dc.descriptionThe following article appeared in AIP Conference Proceedings Volume 1216, pp. 367-370, and may be found at http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3395876en_GB
dc.descriptionTwelfth International Solar Wind Conference, Saint‐Malo, France, 21–26 June 2009en_GB
dc.identifier.journalAIP Conference Proceedingsen_GB


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