A Study of the LLBL Profile Using n-T Plots

Abstract

The structure of the magnetopause has been a subject of an intensive study for many years. At low latitudes, one can identify the low-latitude boundary layer (LLBL) on the magnetospheric side and rather often a depletion layer (DL) on the magnetosheath side of the magnetopause. The LLBL is encountered at the interface between two plasma regions – the magnetosheath and plasma sheet and contains a mixture of both plasma populations. In our contribution, we analyze formation of the LLBL. We found very useful to draw the electron temperature as a function of the electron density for analysis of LLBL profiles under different upstream conditions. We discuss the results of IMF BZ and IMF BY influences on the LLBL profile.

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@inproceedings{Duk2007ASO, title={A Study of the LLBL Profile Using n-T Plots}, author={{\vS}. Du{\vs}{\'i}k and Zdeněk Něme{\vc}ek}, year={2007} }