Equatorial distributions of the plasma sheet ions, their electric and magnetic drifts, and magnetic fields under different interplanetary magnetic field Bz conditions

@inproceedings{Wang2006EquatorialDO,
  title={Equatorial distributions of the plasma sheet ions, their electric and magnetic drifts, and magnetic fields under different interplanetary magnetic field Bz conditions},
  author={Chih-Ping Wang and Lawrence Lyons and James Michael Weygand and Tsugunobu Nagai and Richard W. Mcentire},
  year={2006}
}
[1] To understand the nightside plasma sheet structure under different interplanetary magnetic field (IMF) Bz conditions, we have investigated statistically the equatorial distributions of ions and magnetic fields from Geotail when the IMF has been continuously northward or southward for shorter or longer than 1 hour. A dawn-dusk density (temperature) asymmetry with higher density (temperature) on the dawn (dusk) side is seen in the near-Earth plasma sheet during northward IMF, resulting in… CONTINUE READING

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