Some signatures of magnetic field line reconnection
Reconnection of magnetic field lines is a very important coupling mechanism in space for configurations with considerable skew in the magnetic field. In a magnetospheric context such configurations occur at the dayside magnetopause and in the magnetotail. Thus, reconnection couples phenomena prevailing in the solar wind with ionospheric phenomena. We report on the most important signatures of reconnection. Recent developments of reconnection theory are presented. Reconnection phenomena in the tail are briefly discussed.
Eighth International Symposium on Atmospheric and Ocean Optics: Atmospheric Physics, (28 February 2002)
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Biernat, HK; Semenov, VS; Erkaev, NV (2002). Some signatures of magnetic field line reconnection, EIGHTH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON ATMOSPHERIC AND OCEAN OPTICS: ATMOSPHERIC PHYSICS. Vol. 4678, 506. DOI: 10.1117/12.458482