Small-scale Magnetic Flux Ropes and Their Properties Based on In Situ Measurements from the Parker Solar Probe

  title={Small-scale Magnetic Flux Ropes and Their Properties Based on In Situ Measurements from the Parker Solar Probe},
  author={Yu Chen and Qiang Hu},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  • Yu ChenQ. Hu
  • Published 17 November 2021
  • Physics
  • The Astrophysical Journal
We report small-scale magnetic flux ropes via the in situ measurements from the Parker Solar Probe during the first six encounters, and present additional analyses to supplement our prior work in Chen et al. These flux ropes are detected by the Grad–Shafranov-based algorithm, with their durations and scale sizes ranging from 10 s to ≲1 hr and from a few hundred kilometers to 10−3 au, respectively. They include both static structures and those with significant field-aligned plasma flows. Most… 

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