Extended magnetic reconnection at the Earth's magnetopause from detection of bi-directional jets

@article{Phan2000ExtendedMR,
  title={Extended magnetic reconnection at the Earth's magnetopause from detection of bi-directional jets},
  author={T. Phan and L. Kistler and B. Klecker and G. Haerendel and G. Paschmann and B. Sonnerup and W. Baumjohann and M. Bavassano-Cattaneo and C. Carlson and A. M. DiLellis and K. Fornaçon and L. Frank and M. Fujimoto and E. Georgescu and S. Kokubun and E. Moebius and T. Mukai and M. {\O}ieroset and W. Paterson and H. R{\`e}me},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2000},
  volume={404},
  pages={848-850}
}
  • T. Phan, L. Kistler, +17 authors H. Rème
  • Published 2000
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Nature
  • Magnetic reconnection is a process that converts magnetic energy into bi-directional plasma jets; it is believed to be the dominant process by which solar-wind energy enters the Earth's magnetosphere. This energy is subsequently dissipated by magnetic storms and aurorae. Previous single-spacecraft observations revealed only single jets at the magnetopause—while the existence of a counter-streaming jet was implicitly assumed, no experimental confirmation was available. Here we report in situ two… CONTINUE READING
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