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Electron Density vs Field Line Distance

Electron Density vs Field Line Distance

Date: 07 November 2006
Satellite: Cluster
Depicts: Electron density derived from WHISPER data
Copyright: ESA

Electron density derived from Cluster/WHISPER spectrograms as a function of Requat (geocentric distance of the field line on which the observation is made, measured at the magnetic equator) for the plume crossings on 2 June 2002. The lower four curves correspond to the inbound pass and the upper four curves (shifted by a factor 10) to the outbound pass. The magnitude of the normal boundary velocity VN-eq derived from the time delays of different features and projected onto the magnetic equatorial plane is indicated.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
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