Remote observations of ion temperatures in the quiet time magnetosphere

A. M. Keesee, N. Buzulukova, J. Goldstein, D. J. McComas, E. E. Scime, H. Spence, M. C. Fok, K. Tallaksen

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

26 Scopus citations


Ion temperature analysis of the first energetic neutral atom images of the quiet-time, extended magnetosphere provides evidence of multiple regions of ion heating. This study confirms the existence of a dawn-dusk asymmetry in ion temperature predicted for quiescent magnetospheric conditions by Spence and Kivelson (1993) and demonstrates that it is an inherent magnetospheric feature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberL03104
JournalGeophysical Research Letters
Issue number3
StatePublished - Feb 1 2011
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geophysics
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


Dive into the research topics of 'Remote observations of ion temperatures in the quiet time magnetosphere'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this