The driving of the plasma sheet by the solar wind

@article{Borovsky1998TheDO,
  title={The driving of the plasma sheet by the solar wind},
  author={J. Borovsky and M. Thomsen and R. Elphic},
  journal={Journal of Geophysical Research},
  year={1998},
  volume={103},
  pages={17617-17639}
}
The coupling of the plasma sheet to the solar wind is studied statistically using measurements from various satellite pairs: one satellite in the solar wind and one in either the magnetotail central plasma sheet or the near-Earth plasma sheet. It is found that the properties of the plasma sheet are highly correlated with the properties of the solar wind: specifically that (1) the density of the plasma sheet is strongly correlated with the density of the solar wind, (2) the temperature of the… Expand
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