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Neutral Line in the Magnetotail

  • Atsuhiro Nishida
Conference paper
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 44)

Abstract

In the open model of the magnetosphere, it is thought that magnetic field lines are transported from the dayside of the magnetosphere to the magnetotail as a consequence of the reconnection process operating on the dayside magnetopause (Dungey, 1963). In order that the flux content of the tail does not grow indefinitely it is required that the reconnection process operates also in the magnetotail and allows the field lines to return to the dayside. It has been suggested that this nightside reconnection does not proceed continuously but occurs explosively giving rise to the major magnetospheric phenomenon known as the substorm (Atkinson, 1966; Axford, 1967; Dungey, 1966).

Keywords

Interplanetary Magnetic Field Plasma Sheet Solar Wind Speed Expansion Phase Neutral Line 
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© D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht-Holland 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • Atsuhiro Nishida
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  1. 1.Institute of Space and Aeronautical ScienceUniversity of Tokyo, KomabaTokyo 153Japan

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