TC-1 Magnetopause Crossing on 26.03.04
Date: 26 Mar 2004
Satellite: Double Star TC-1
Depicts: Observations during magnetopause crossing
Copyright: Courtesy Z. Pu (Peking University, Beijing, China), H. Reme (CESR, France) and A. Fazakerley (MSSL, UK)
Magnetopause crossing with Double Star TC-1 of 26 March 2004.
From top to bottom the plot shows:
- The three components of the magnetic field
- Ion density and ion perpendicular temperature
- The three components of ion velocity
- Electron density
- Electron perpendicular temperature
- Electron heat flux
Note the IMF-Bz component (red) positive in the magnetosheath (before 09:41), the IMF-By (green) turning from positive to negative and the plasma flow Vy (green) turning from negative to positive around 09:42 UT. These all suggest a "component" reconnection at the magnetopause.
Last Update: 22 Nov 2004