Space Science Reviews

, Volume 141, Issue 1–4, pp 509–534 | Cite as

First Results of the THEMIS Search Coil Magnetometers

  • O. Le Contel
  • A. Roux
  • P. Robert
  • C. Coillot
  • A. Bouabdellah
  • B. de la Porte
  • D. Alison
  • S. Ruocco
  • V. Angelopoulos
  • K. Bromund
  • C. C. Chaston
  • C. Cully
  • H. U. Auster
  • K. H. Glassmeier
  • W. Baumjohann
  • C. W. Carlson
  • J. P. McFadden
  • D. Larson
Article

Abstract

We present the first data from the THEMIS Search Coil Magnetometers (SCM), taken between March and June 2007 while the THEMIS constellation apogee moved from the duskside toward the dawnside. Data reduction, especially the SCM calibration method and spurious noise reduction process, is described. The signatures of magnetic fluctuations in key magnetospheric regions such as the bow shock, the magnetopause and the magnetotail during a substorm, are described. We also discuss the role that magnetic fluctuations could play in plasma transport, acceleration and heating.

Keywords

THEMIS Solar wind Shock Magnetosheath Flux transfer event Magnetopause Substorm Search-coil ULF/ELF magnetic waves 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • O. Le Contel
    • 1
  • A. Roux
    • 1
  • P. Robert
    • 1
  • C. Coillot
    • 1
  • A. Bouabdellah
    • 1
  • B. de la Porte
    • 1
  • D. Alison
    • 1
  • S. Ruocco
    • 1
  • V. Angelopoulos
    • 2
  • K. Bromund
    • 3
  • C. C. Chaston
    • 4
  • C. Cully
    • 5
  • H. U. Auster
    • 6
  • K. H. Glassmeier
    • 6
  • W. Baumjohann
    • 7
  • C. W. Carlson
    • 8
  • J. P. McFadden
    • 8
  • D. Larson
    • 8
  1. 1.Centre d’étude des Environnements Terrestre et Planétaires (CETP)VélizyFrance
  2. 2.IGPP/UCLALos AngelesUSA
  3. 3.SP Systems, Inc. on contract to NASA/GSFCSpace Weather LaboratoryGreenbeltUSA
  4. 4.Space Sciences LaboratoryUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA
  5. 5.Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space PhysicsUniversity of ColoradoBoulderUSA
  6. 6.Institut für Geophysik und extraterrestrische Physik der Technischen Universität BraunschweigBraunschweigGermany
  7. 7.Space Research InstituteAustrian Academy of SciencesGrazAustria
  8. 8.Space Sciences LaboratoryUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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