The Earth's magnetopause: Reconstruction of motion and structure
De Keyser, J.
Plasma collision processes
Sun Earth interaction
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The Earth's magnetosphere is an accessible region for improving our knowledge of the dynamics of collisionless plasmas. We focus here on the magnetopause a typical plasma discontinuity. We discuss recent developments in describing the structure of the magnetopause by means of reconstruction techniques, which translate in situ data into spatial information. We review short- and long-duration reconstruction methods and discuss the ideas behind them. The emphasis is on long-duration reconstruction methods in a multi-spacecraft context.
CitationDe Keyser, J. (2005). The Earth's magnetopause: Reconstruction of motion and structure. , Space Science Reviews, Vol. 121, Issue 1-4, 225-235, DOI: 10.1007/s11214-006-6731-3.