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FTEs Observed by Cluster and Double Star TC-1

FTEs Observed by Cluster and Double Star TC-1

Date: 28 September 2006
Satellite: Cluster and Double Star
Depicts: Data from 8 May 2004, 12:10-12:40 UT
Copyright: ESA

Several studies have shown the existence of pulsed reconnection at the magnetopause producing spatially confined magnetic flux tubes called flux transfer events (FTEs). Typically of a few minutes duration, these FTEs propagate away from the reconnection site and are often used as a tracer of magnetic reconnection.

On 8 May 2004, the four Cluster spacecraft and the Double Star TC-1 satellite were both in the vicinity of the magnetopause and gathered the above observations of FTEs.

The top three panels show Double Star TC-1 data:

    (a) PEACE spectrogram in the anti-parallel direction
    (b) PEACE electron density
    (c) Bn component measured by FGM

The bottom three panels (d, e & f) show the same type of observations taken at the same time by the Cluster 4 spacecraft.


Last Update: 1 September 2019
15-Jul-2024 18:02 UT

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