Three-dimensional flow near a reconnection site at the dayside magnetopause: analytical solutions coupled with MHD simulations
2007 (English)In: Journal of Plasma PhysicsArticle in journal (Refereed) Published
We present a coupling between an analytical three-dimensional model covering the plasma flow behaviour through the magnetopause transition layer near a reconnection site, with results from a global MHD simulation describing the plasma flow in the magnetosheath. The structure of the plasma flow near a reconnection site at the dayside terrestrial magnetopause is investigated, together with the development of the magnetopause transition region.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Fusion, Plasma and Space Physics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-16552DOI: doi:10.1017/S0022377806006325OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-16552DiVA: diva2:156225