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Volume 36, issue 6
Ann. Geophys., 36, 1521-1535, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/angeo-36-1521-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Ann. Geophys., 36, 1521-1535, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/angeo-36-1521-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

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Regular paper | 14 Nov 2018

Crescent-shaped electron velocity distribution functions formed at the edges of plasma jets interacting with a tangential discontinuity

Gabriel Voitcu and Marius Echim
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The frontal region of Earth's magnetic shield, the magnetopause, is very often impacted by high-speed jets of solar origin that can trigger multiple geophysical effects. Our study brings novel results that contribute to understanding the dynamics of such structures. We performed advanced simulations and demonstrate the formation of a peculiar particle distribution of the energy (the crescent-shaped electron distribution) at the edges of plasma jets interacting with the magnetopause.
The frontal region of Earth's magnetic shield, the magnetopause, is very often impacted by...
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