Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 97, Issue 2, pp 421–426 | Cite as

Tearing modes in the magnetopause current sheet

  • G. S. Lakhina
  • K. Schindler
Article

Abstract

A simple method is proposed to investigate the stability of a charge neutral magnetopause current sheet with respect to the tearing-mode instability. This method may serve as a useful tool in understanding the processes of local opening of the closed magnetosphere.

Keywords

Current Sheet Local Opening Closed Magnetosphere Magnetopause Current Sheet 

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© D. Reidel Publishing Company 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. S. Lakhina
    • 1
  • K. Schindler
    • 2
  1. 1.Indian Institute of GeomagnetismBombayIndia
  2. 2.Ruhr Universität BochumF.R.G.

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