Imperial College London

Dr Jonathan P. Eastwood

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Senior Lecturer



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6M63Blackett LaboratorySouth Kensington Campus






BibTex format

author = {Gingell, I and Schwartz, SJ and Eastwood, JP and Burch, JL and Ergun, RE and Fuselier, S and Gershman, DJ and Giles, BL and Khotyaintsev, Y and Lavraud, B and Lindqvist, P-A and Paterson, WR and Phan, TD and Russell, CT and Stawarz, JE and Strangeway, RJ and Torbert, RB and Wilder, F},
doi = {10.1029/2018GL081804},
journal = {Geophysical Research Letters},
pages = {1177--1184},
title = {Observations of magnetic reconnection in the ransition region of quasi-parallel hocks},
url = {},
volume = {46},
year = {2019}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

AB - Using observations of Earth's bow shock by the Magnetospheric Multiscale mission, we show for the first time that active magnetic reconnection is occurring at current sheets embedded within the quasiparallel shock's transition layer. We observe an electron jet and heating but no ion response, suggesting we have observed an electrononly mode. The lack of ion response is consistent with simulations showing reconnection onset on subion time scales. We also discuss the impact of electron heating in shocks via reconnection.
AU - Gingell,I
AU - Schwartz,SJ
AU - Eastwood,JP
AU - Burch,JL
AU - Ergun,RE
AU - Fuselier,S
AU - Gershman,DJ
AU - Giles,BL
AU - Khotyaintsev,Y
AU - Lavraud,B
AU - Lindqvist,P-A
AU - Paterson,WR
AU - Phan,TD
AU - Russell,CT
AU - Stawarz,JE
AU - Strangeway,RJ
AU - Torbert,RB
AU - Wilder,F
DO - 10.1029/2018GL081804
EP - 1184
PY - 2019///
SN - 0094-8276
SP - 1177
TI - Observations of magnetic reconnection in the ransition region of quasi-parallel hocks
T2 - Geophysical Research Letters
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UR -
UR -
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VL - 46
ER -