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Ion populations on open field lines within the dayside low-latitude boundary layer: theory and observations during a transient event

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Lockwood, M. and Moen, J. (1996) Ion populations on open field lines within the dayside low-latitude boundary layer: theory and observations during a transient event. Geophysical Research Letters, 23 (21). pp. 2895-2898. ISSN 0094-8276

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To link to this article DOI: 10.1029/96GL02761

Abstract/Summary

We analyze of ion populations observed by the NOAA-12 satellite within dayside auroral transients. The data are matched with an open magnetopause model which allows for the transmission of magnetosheath ions across one or both of the two Alfvén waves which emanate from the magnetopause reconnection site. It also allows for reflection and acceleration of ions of magnetospheric origin by these waves. From the good agreement found between the model and the observations, we propose that the events and the low-latitude boundary precipitation are both on open field lines.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:No Reading authors. Back catalogue items
Faculty of Science > School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences > Department of Meteorology
ID Code:38783
Additional Information:First published online 2012
Publisher:American Geophysical Union

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