Imperial College London

Dr Jonathan P. Eastwood

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Senior Lecturer



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author = {Øieroset, M and Phan, TD and Drake, JF and Eastwood, JP and Fuselier, SA and Strangeway, RJ and Haggerty, C and Shay, MA and Oka, M and Wang, S and Chen, L-J and Kacem, I and Lavraud, B and Angelopoulos, V and Burch, JL and Torbert, RB and Ergun, RE and Khotyaintsev, Y and Lindqvist, PA and Gershman, DJ and Giles, BL and Pollock, C and Moore, TE and Russell, CT and Saito, Y and Avanov, LA and Paterson, W},
doi = {10.1029/2018gl080994},
journal = {Geophysical Research Letters},
pages = {1937--1946},
title = {Reconnection with magnetic flux pileup at the interface of converging jets at the magnetopause},
url = {},
volume = {46},
year = {2019}

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AB - We report Magnetospheric Multiscale observations of reconnection in a thin current sheet at the interface of interlinked flux tubes carried by converging reconnection jets at Earth's magnetopause. The ion skin depthscale width of the interface current sheet and the nonfrozenin ions indicate that Magnetospheric Multiscale crossed the reconnection layer near the Xline, through the ion diffusion region. Significant pileup of the reconnecting component of the magnetic field in this and three other events on approach to the interface current sheet was accompanied by an increase in magnetic shear and decrease in Δβ, leading to conditions favorable for reconnection at the interface current sheet. The pileup also led to enhanced available magnetic energy per particle and strong electron heating. The observations shed light on the evolution and energy release in 3D systems with multiple reconnection sites.
AU - Øieroset,M
AU - Phan,TD
AU - Drake,JF
AU - Eastwood,JP
AU - Fuselier,SA
AU - Strangeway,RJ
AU - Haggerty,C
AU - Shay,MA
AU - Oka,M
AU - Wang,S
AU - Chen,L-J
AU - Kacem,I
AU - Lavraud,B
AU - Angelopoulos,V
AU - Burch,JL
AU - Torbert,RB
AU - Ergun,RE
AU - Khotyaintsev,Y
AU - Lindqvist,PA
AU - Gershman,DJ
AU - Giles,BL
AU - Pollock,C
AU - Moore,TE
AU - Russell,CT
AU - Saito,Y
AU - Avanov,LA
AU - Paterson,W
DO - 10.1029/2018gl080994
EP - 1946
PY - 2019///
SN - 0094-8276
SP - 1937
TI - Reconnection with magnetic flux pileup at the interface of converging jets at the magnetopause
T2 - Geophysical Research Letters
UR -
UR -
VL - 46
ER -