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

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Abstract

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
Volume38
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geophysics
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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    Keesee, A. M., Buzulukova, N., Goldstein, J., McComas, D. J., Scime, E. E., Spence, H., Fok, M. C., & Tallaksen, K. (2011). Remote observations of ion temperatures in the quiet time magnetosphere. Geophysical Research Letters, 38(3), [L03104]. https://doi.org/10.1029/2010GL045987