EISCAT observations of bursts of rapid flow in the high latitude dayside ionosphere
Todd, H., Bromage, B. J. I., Cowley, S. W. H., Lockwood, M., van Eyken, A. P. and Willis, D. M. (1986) EISCAT observations of bursts of rapid flow in the high latitude dayside ionosphere. Geophysical Research Letters, 13 (9). pp. 909-912. ISSN 0094-8276
To link to this item DOI: 10.1029/GL013i009p00909
Observations are presented of short-lived, highly structured bursts of rapid plasma flow observed with the EISCAT radar in the high latitude dayside ionosphere. It is shown that the properties of the bursts are consistent with ionospheric perturbations caused by impulsive, localized reconnection at the Earth's magnetopause, i.e. by flux transfer events.