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Whistler triggers magnetic reconnection?

Whistler triggers magnetic reconnection?


Date: 06 June 2008
Satellite: Cluster
Depicts: FGM (top), PEACE (middle) and STAFF (bottom) measurements illustrating possible link between whistlers and magnetic reconnection
Copyright: ESA

Top panel: Magnetic field (Z-component) measured by the FGM magnetometer on Cluster 1, on 21 August 2002 between 07:50 UT and 08:00 UT, in the Earth's magnetotail.

Middle panel: Electron energy spectrum measured by the PEACE instrument on Cluster 1 during the same time interval.

Bottom panel: Sum of the three magnetic power spectral densities measured by the STAFF instrument on Cluster 1 during the same time interval.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
13-Aug-2020 03:42 UT

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