IMF Direction Derived from Cycloid-Like Ion Distributions Observed by Mars Express

@article{Yamauchi2006IMFDD,
  title={IMF Direction Derived from Cycloid-Like Ion Distributions Observed by Mars Express},
  author={Masayoshi Yokohama-shi Yamauchi and Yoshifumi Futaana and Andrey Fedorov and E. I. Dubinin and Rikard Lundin and J. A. Sauvaud and D. L. Winningham and R A Frahm and S. Barabash and Mats Holmstr{\"o}m and Joachim Woch and Markus Fraenz and E. V. Budnik and Herman J. Borg and James Randall Sharber and Andrew J Coates and Yasir I.J. Soobiah and Hannu E. J. Koskinen and Esa Kallio and Kazushi Asamura and Hideaki Hayakawa and Charles Christopher Curtis and Kaichu Cynthia Hsieh and Bill Roy Sandel and Marcela de Grande and Alexander Grigoriev and Peter Wurz and Stefano Orsini and Pontus C Son Brandt and S. Mckenna-Lawler and Janet Kozyra and J G Luhmann},
  journal={Space Science Reviews},
  year={2006},
  volume={126},
  pages={239-266}
}
Although the Mars Express (MEX) does not carry a magnetometer, it is in principle possible to derive the interplanetary magnetic field (IMF) orientation from the three dimensional velocity distribution of pick-up ions measured by the Ion Mass Analyser (IMA) on board MEX because pick-up ions' orbits, in velocity phase space, are expected to gyrate around the IMF when the IMF is relatively uniform on a scale larger than the proton gyroradius. During bow shock outbound crossings, MEX often… CONTINUE READING
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