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Title

Some signatures of magnetic field line reconnection

Abstract

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.

Publication Date

2-28-2002

Journal Title

Eighth International Symposium on Atmospheric and Ocean Optics: Atmospheric Physics, (28 February 2002)

Publisher

SPIE

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.458482

Document Type

Article

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