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An analysis of magnetic reconnection events and their associated auroral enhancements

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An analysis of magnetic reconnection events and their associated auroral enhancements. / Case, Nathan Anthony; Grocott, Adrian; Milan, Stephen; Nagai, Tsugunobu; Reistad, J. P.

In: Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, Vol. 122, No. 3, 03.2017, p. 2922-2935.

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Case, NA, Grocott, A, Milan, S, Nagai, T & Reistad, JP 2017, 'An analysis of magnetic reconnection events and their associated auroral enhancements', Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, vol. 122, no. 3, pp. 2922-2935. https://doi.org/10.1002/2016JA023586

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Case, N. A., Grocott, A., Milan, S., Nagai, T., & Reistad, J. P. (2017). An analysis of magnetic reconnection events and their associated auroral enhancements. Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 122(3), 2922-2935. https://doi.org/10.1002/2016JA023586

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Case NA, Grocott A, Milan S, Nagai T, Reistad JP. An analysis of magnetic reconnection events and their associated auroral enhancements. Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics. 2017 Mar;122(3):2922-2935. https://doi.org/10.1002/2016JA023586

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Case, Nathan Anthony ; Grocott, Adrian ; Milan, Stephen ; Nagai, Tsugunobu ; Reistad, J. P. / An analysis of magnetic reconnection events and their associated auroral enhancements. In: Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics. 2017 ; Vol. 122, No. 3. pp. 2922-2935.

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abstract = "An analysis of simultaneous reconnection events in the near-Earth magnetotail and enhancements in the aurora is undertaken. Exploiting magnetospheric data from the Geotail, Cluster, and Double Star missions, along with auroral images from the IMAGE and Polar missions, the relationship between a reconnection signature and its auroral counterpart is explored. In this study of 59 suitable reconnection events, we find that 43 demonstrate a clear coincidence of reconnection and auroral enhancement. The magnetic local time (MLT) locations of these 43 reconnection events are generally located within ±1 h MLT of the associated auroral enhancement. A positive correlation coefficient of 0.8 between the two MLT locations is found. The enhancements are localized and short-lived (τ≤10 min) and are as likely to occur during the substorm process as in isolation of a substorm. No significant dependence of the reconnection or auroral enhancement location on the dusk-dawn components of the solar wind velocity (Vy), IMF (By) or local By or Vy, as measured by the reconnection-detecting spacecraft, is found.",
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