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Kinetic evidence of magnetic reconnection due to Kelvin-Helmholtz waves
Li, W.; Andre, M.; Khotyaintsev, Yu. V.; Vaivads, A.; Graham, D. B.; Toledo-Redondo, S.; Norgren, C.; Henri, P.; Wang, C.; Tang, B. B.; Lavraud, B.; Vernisse, Y.; Turner, D. L.; Burch, J.; Torbert, R.; Magnes, W.; Russell, C. T.; Blake, J. B.; Mauk, B.; Giles, B.; Pollock, C.; Fennell, J.; Jaynes, A.; Avanov, L. A.; Dorelli, J. C.; Gershman, D. J.; Paterson, W. R.; Saito, Y.; Strangeway, R. J.; Li, W (reprint author), Swedish Inst Space Phys, Uppsala, Sweden.
Department空间科学部
Source PublicationGEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS
2016
Volume43Issue:11Pages:5635-5643
ISSN0094-8276
Language英语
KeywordKinetic Evidence Reconnection Kelvin-helmholtz Wave
AbstractThe Kelvin-Helmholtz (KH) instability at the Earth's magnetopause is predominantly excited during northward interplanetary magnetic field (IMF). Magnetic reconnection due to KH waves has been suggested as one of the mechanisms to transfer solar wind plasma into the magnetosphere. We investigate KH waves observed at the magnetopause by the Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission; in particular, we study the trailing edges of KH waves with Alfvenic ion jets. We observe gradual mixing of magnetospheric and magnetosheath ions at the boundary layer. The magnetospheric electrons with energy up to 80keV are observed on the magnetosheath side of the jets, which indicates that they escape into the magnetosheath through reconnected magnetic field lines. At the same time, the low-energy (below 100eV) magnetosheath electrons enter the magnetosphere and are heated in the field-aligned direction at the high-density edge of the jets. Our observations provide unambiguous kinetic evidence for ongoing reconnection due to KH waves.
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.nssc.ac.cn/handle/122/5598
Collection空间科学部
Corresponding AuthorLi, W (reprint author), Swedish Inst Space Phys, Uppsala, Sweden.
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Li, W.,Andre, M.,Khotyaintsev, Yu. V.,et al. Kinetic evidence of magnetic reconnection due to Kelvin-Helmholtz waves[J]. GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS,2016,43(11):5635-5643.
APA Li, W..,Andre, M..,Khotyaintsev, Yu. V..,Vaivads, A..,Graham, D. B..,...&Li, W .(2016).Kinetic evidence of magnetic reconnection due to Kelvin-Helmholtz waves.GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS,43(11),5635-5643.
MLA Li, W.,et al."Kinetic evidence of magnetic reconnection due to Kelvin-Helmholtz waves".GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS 43.11(2016):5635-5643.
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