Implications of the 1100 Ut March 22, 1979 Cdaw 6 Substorm Event for the Role of Magnetic Reconnection in the Geomagnetic Tail
- Edward W. Hones Jr.
Published Online: 19 MAR 2013
Copyright 1984 by the American Geophysical Union.
Magnetic Reconnection in Space and Laboratory Plasmas
How to Cite
Fritz, T. A., Baker, D. N., Mcpherron, R. L. and Lennartsson, W. (2013) Implications of the 1100 Ut March 22, 1979 Cdaw 6 Substorm Event for the Role of Magnetic Reconnection in the Geomagnetic Tail, in Magnetic Reconnection in Space and Laboratory Plasmas (ed E. W. Hones), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/GM030p0203
- Published Online: 19 MAR 2013
- Published Print: 1 JAN 1984
Print ISBN: 9780875900582
Online ISBN: 9781118664223
- Electron measurement;
- Geomagnetic tail;
- Magnetic reconnection;
- Three-dimensional MHD modeling
The event of March 22, 1979 has been the object of a concentrated study effort as a part of the Coordinated Data Analysis Workshop activity designated CDAW-6. Energetic electron and magnetic field measurements from a set of four satellites aligned from 6.6 to 13 RE at the 0200 LT meridian at the time of the magnetospheric substorm event of 1100 UT are presented. These data are used to show that a magnetic X-line formed spontaneously in the region of 7 to 10 RE in response to a steady build-up of magnetic stress in the geomagnetic tail.