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Title: Latitudinal structures of nightside field-aligned currents and their relationships to the plasma sheet regions

Abstract

The authors used magnetic field measurements, and particle diagnostics on Akebono to study field-aligned current systems in the nightside auroral oval, and to relate the observed current systems to structures in the plasma sheet. They observe two main current systems, one quite narrow in latitude, and the other much broader latitudinally. Both seem to exist in closed field line regions. Then from interpretation of charged-particle precipitation fluxes the authors argue about the origins of these different current systems when mapped to the plasma sheet.

Authors:
; ;  [1]
  1. Tohoku Univ., Sendai (Japan); and others
Publication Date:
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
233013
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Journal of Geophysical Research
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 98; Journal Issue: A7; Other Information: PBD: 1 Jul 1993
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
66 PHYSICS; AURORAL OVAL; ELECTRIC CURRENTS; CHARGED-PARTICLE PRECIPITATION; SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION; PLASMA SHEET; LATITUDE EFFECT; MAGNETIC FIELDS

Citation Formats

Fukunishi, H, Takahasi, Y, and Nagatsuma, T. Latitudinal structures of nightside field-aligned currents and their relationships to the plasma sheet regions. United States: N. p., 1993. Web. doi:10.1029/92JA02031.
Fukunishi, H, Takahasi, Y, & Nagatsuma, T. Latitudinal structures of nightside field-aligned currents and their relationships to the plasma sheet regions. United States. doi:10.1029/92JA02031.
Fukunishi, H, Takahasi, Y, and Nagatsuma, T. Thu . "Latitudinal structures of nightside field-aligned currents and their relationships to the plasma sheet regions". United States. doi:10.1029/92JA02031.
@article{osti_233013,
title = {Latitudinal structures of nightside field-aligned currents and their relationships to the plasma sheet regions},
author = {Fukunishi, H and Takahasi, Y and Nagatsuma, T},
abstractNote = {The authors used magnetic field measurements, and particle diagnostics on Akebono to study field-aligned current systems in the nightside auroral oval, and to relate the observed current systems to structures in the plasma sheet. They observe two main current systems, one quite narrow in latitude, and the other much broader latitudinally. Both seem to exist in closed field line regions. Then from interpretation of charged-particle precipitation fluxes the authors argue about the origins of these different current systems when mapped to the plasma sheet.},
doi = {10.1029/92JA02031},
journal = {Journal of Geophysical Research},
number = A7,
volume = 98,
place = {United States},
year = {1993},
month = {7}
}