First Results of the THEMIS Search Coil Magnetometers
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- Le Contel, O., Roux, A., Robert, P. et al. Space Sci Rev (2008) 141: 509. doi:10.1007/s11214-008-9371-y
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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.