Direct evidence for magnetic reconnection in the solar wind near 1 AU

  title={Direct evidence for magnetic reconnection in the solar wind near 1 AU},
  author={Jonathan Gosling and Ruth M. Skoug and D. J. Mccomas and Charles W. Smith},
  journal={Journal of Geophysical Research},
[1] We have obtained direct evidence for local magnetic reconnection in the solar wind using solar wind plasma and magnetic field data obtained by the Advanced Composition Explorer (ACE). The prime evidence consists of accelerated ion flow observed within magnetic field reversal regions in the solar wind. Here we report such observations obtained in the interior of an interplanetary coronal mass ejection (ICME) or at the interface between two ICMEs on 23 November 1997 at a time when the… 

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