Dynamics and Kinetic Properties of Plasmoids and Flux Ropes: GEOTAIL Observations

  1. A. Nishida,
  2. D.N. Baker and
  3. S.W.H. Cowley
  1. T. Mukai1,
  2. T. Yamamoto1 and
  3. S. Machida2

Published Online: 18 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/GM105p0117

New Perspectives on the Earth'S Magnetotail

New Perspectives on the Earth'S Magnetotail

How to Cite

Mukai, T., Yamamoto, T. and Machida, S. (1998) Dynamics and Kinetic Properties of Plasmoids and Flux Ropes: GEOTAIL Observations, in New Perspectives on the Earth'S Magnetotail (eds A. Nishida, D.N. Baker and S.W.H. Cowley), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/GM105p0117

Author Information

  1. 1

    The Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Sagamihara, Kanagawa, Japan

  2. 2

    Geophysical Institute, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1998

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875900889

Online ISBN: 9781118664629

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Keywords:

  • Magnetotails

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Interaction of Plasmoids with the Surrounding Lobe/Mantle Plasmas

  • Plasma Distribution Functions in the Pre-Plasmoid Plasma Sheet, The Main Part of Plasmoid, and the Post-Plasmoid Plasma Sheet

  • Evolution of Plasmoids During the Tailward Propagation

  • Concluding Remarks