Cluster observations of a transient signature in the magnetotail : implications for the mode of reconnection

@inproceedings{Beyene2011ClusterOO,
  title={Cluster observations of a transient signature in the magnetotail : implications for the mode of reconnection},
  author={Sheleme Beyene and C J Owen and Andrew P. Walsh and Colin Forsyth and Andrew N. Fazakerley and S A Kiehas and Iannis Dandouras and Elizabeth A. Lucek},
  year={2011}
}
Travelling compression regions (TCRs) are perturbations in the magnetotail lobe magnetic field caused by structures moving Earthward or tailward within the plasma sheet. Previous works have suggested that these structures are created by either time-dependant reconnection occurring at a single X-line, forming a flux-bulge-type structure, or space-variant reconnection at multiple X-lines, forming fluxrope-type structures. In this study we examine an event in which Cluster 2 observed a TCR while… CONTINUE READING