Observations of Asymmetric Lobe Convection for Weak and Strong Tail Activity

@article{Ohma2019ObservationsOA,
  title={Observations of Asymmetric Lobe Convection for Weak and Strong Tail Activity},
  author={Anders Ohma and Nikolai {\O}stgaard and Jone Peter Reistad and Paul Tenfjord and Karl M. Laundal and Therese Moretto J{\o}rgensen and Stein Haaland and Patrik Kr{\vc}eli{\'c} and Steve Milan},
  journal={Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics},
  year={2019},
  volume={124},
  pages={10017 - 9999}
}
In this study we use high‐quality convection data from the Electron Drift Instrument on board Cluster to investigate how near‐Earth tail activity affects the average convection pattern in the magnetotail lobes when the interplanetary magnetic field has a dominating east‐west (By) component. Two different proxies have been used to represent different levels of reconnection in the near‐Earth tail: The value of the AL index and the substorm phases identified by the Substorm Onsets and Phases from… 

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