Title: Structure of the magnetotail current: Kinetic simulation and comparison with satellite observations
Authors: Ricci, P ×
Lapenta, Giovanni
Brackbill, JU #
Issue Date: 2004
Publisher: Amer geophysical union
Series Title: Geophysical research letters vol:31 issue:6 pages:-
Abstract: The results of a three-dimensional kinetic simulation of a Harris current sheet are used to show and reproduce the ISEE-1/2, Geotail, and Cluster observations of the magnetotail current sheet structure. Current sheet flapping, current density bifurcation, and reconnection are explained as the results of the evolution of a Harris current sheet, where lower-hybrid drift, kink, and tearing instabilities are involved.
ISSN: 0094-8276
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Plasma-astrophysics Section
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

Files in This Item:

There are no files associated with this item.

Request a copy


All items in Lirias are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved.

© Web of science