In this paper, as a part of IACG Campaign #2, we present a multi-satellite study of an event in which solar wind discontinuities encountered the magnetosphere. The observations are consistent with local reconnection between the flank magnetosphere and a solar wind region sandwiched by two discontinuities. Draping of the interplanetary magnetic field onto the magnetosphere is important in causing favorable conditions for the reconnection.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Aerospace Engineering
- Astronomy and Astrophysics
- Atmospheric Science
- Space and Planetary Science
- Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)