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ANGEO | Articles | Volume 36, issue 3
Ann. Geophys., 36, 879–889, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/angeo-36-879-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Ann. Geophys., 36, 879–889, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/angeo-36-879-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Regular paper 15 Jun 2018

Regular paper | 15 Jun 2018

Magnetic depression and electron transport in an ion-scale flux rope associated with Kelvin–Helmholtz waves

Binbin Tang et al.
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The Kelvin–Helmholtz waves are believed to be an effective way to transport solar wind mass and energy into Earth's magnetosphere. In this study, we show that the ion-scale flux rope generated at the trailing edge of Kelvin–Helmholtz waves by multiple X-line reconnection could be directly related to this transfer process. The lower hybrid drift waves detected at the edges of the flux rope can also contribute to this process and then affect the revolution of the flux rope.
The Kelvin–Helmholtz waves are believed to be an effective way to transport solar wind mass and...
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