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A new functional form to study the solar wind control of the magnetopause size and shape
In this study a new functional form, r = r 0 [2/(1 + cos θ)] α , is used to fit. the size and shape of the magnetopause using crossings from ISEE 1 and 2, Active Magnetospheric Particle TracerExpand
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Statistical characteristics of bursty bulk flow events
Using a common methodology to analyze data from the AMPTE/IRM and ISEE 2 satellites the authors report on the statistical properties of bursty bulk flow events (BBFs) in the inner plasma sheet (IPS).Expand
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Magnetopause location under extreme solar wind conditions
During the solar wind dynamic pressure enhancement, around 0200 UT on January 11, 1997, at the end of the January 6-11 magnetic cloud event. the magnetopause was pushed inside geosynchronous orbit.Expand
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Semiannual variation of geomagnetic activity
The semiannual variation in geomagnetic activity is well established in geomagnetic data Its explanation has remained elusive, however. We propose, simply, that it is caused by a semiannual variationExpand
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Determining the standoff distance of the bow shock: Mach number dependence and use of models
We explore the factors that determine the bow shock standoff distance. These factors include the parameters of the solar wind, such as the magnetosonic Mach number, plasma beta, and magnetic fieldExpand
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Reconnection at the high-latitude magnetopause during northward interplanetary magnetic field conditions
The Polar spacecraft had a prolonged encounter with the high-latitude dayside magnetopause on May 29, 1996. This encounter with the magnetopause occurred when the interplanetary magnetic field wasExpand
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Upstream hydromagnetic waves and their association with backstreaming ion populations: ISEE 1 and 2 observations
Measurements from the Lepedea plasma instruments and the flux gate magnetometers on ISEE 1 and 2 are used to examine the nature of the hydromagnetic waves associated with the various classes of ionsExpand
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Model of the formation of the low-latitude boundary layer for strongly northward interplanetary magnetic field
Observations of the low-latitude boundary layer in the subsolar region when the interplanetary magnetic field (IMF) is strongly northward indicate that the boundary layer consists of steplikeExpand
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Observations of reconnection of interplanetary and lobe magnetic field lines at the high‐latitude magnetopause
Measurements made with the Fast Plasma Experiment on ISEE 2 in the vicinity of the high-latitude, dusk magnetopause near the terminator plane, at a time when the local magnetosheath and tail lobeExpand
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Detection of localized, plasma‐depleted flux tubes or bubbles in the midtail plasma sheet
Recent studies have shown that most Earthward transport hi the midtail, high-beta plasma sheet takes place in the form of short-lived, high-speed plasma flow bursts. Bursty bulk flows are observedExpand
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