An equilibrium model of the Earth's magnetotail: Thin current sheet and a near-Earth neutral line

Xiaogang Wang, A. Bhattacharjee

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Abstract

An asymptotic two-dimensional equilibrium model of the Earth's magnetotail, containing a thin current sheet and a near-Earth neutral line, is derived. The effect of the dipole field is included. The model may be useful for investigations of particle orbits and magnetotail stability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number1998JA900124
Pages (from-to)7045-7048
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics
Volume104
Issue numberA4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geophysics
  • Forestry
  • Oceanography
  • Aquatic Science
  • Ecology
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Soil Science
  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Earth-Surface Processes
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Palaeontology

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