Imperial College London

Dr Jonathan P. Eastwood

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Senior Lecturer



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BibTex format

author = {Haaland, S and Paschmann, G and Ă˜ieroset, M and Phan, T and Hasegawa, H and Fuselier, S and Constantinescu, V and Eriksson, S and Trattner, KJ and Fadanelli, S and Tenfjord, P and Lavraud, B and Norgren, C and Eastwood, JP and Hietala, H and Burch, J},
doi = {10.1029/2019ja027623},
journal = {Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics},
pages = {1--13},
title = {Characteristics of the flank magnetopause: MMS results},
url = {},
volume = {125},
year = {2020}

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AB - We have used a large number of magnetopause crossings by the Magnetospheric Multi Spacecraft (MMS) mission to investigate macroscopic properties of this current sheet, with emphasis on the flanks of the magnetopause. Macroscopic features such as thickness, location and motion of the magnetopause were calculated as a function of local time sector. The results show that the flanks of the magnetopause are significantly thicker than the dayside magnetopause. Thicknesses vary from about 650 km near noon to over 1000 km near the terminator. Current densities varies in a similar manner, with average current densities around noon almost twice as high as near the terminator. We also find a dawndusk asymmetry in many of the macroscopic parameters; The dawn magnetopause is thicker than at dusk, while the dusk flank is more dynamic, with a higher average normal velocity.
AU - Haaland,S
AU - Paschmann,G
AU - Ă˜ieroset,M
AU - Phan,T
AU - Hasegawa,H
AU - Fuselier,S
AU - Constantinescu,V
AU - Eriksson,S
AU - Trattner,KJ
AU - Fadanelli,S
AU - Tenfjord,P
AU - Lavraud,B
AU - Norgren,C
AU - Eastwood,JP
AU - Hietala,H
AU - Burch,J
DO - 10.1029/2019ja027623
EP - 13
PY - 2020///
SN - 2169-9380
SP - 1
TI - Characteristics of the flank magnetopause: MMS results
T2 - Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics
UR -
UR -
UR -
VL - 125
ER -