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The influence of the Earth's dipole-field on the onset of reconnection

Authors
Journal
Advances in Space Research
0273-1177
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
18
Issue
8
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0273-1177(95)00981-7
Keywords
  • Section 4 Theory And Modelling

Abstract

Abstract We present first results of 2-dimensional MHD-simulations taking into account explicitly the near-Earth dipole dominated region of the Earth's magnetotail. The results indicate that the onset of reconnection in the near-Earth tail depends significantly stronger on the chosen model for the resistivity than in the tail ouside 15 – 20 R E .

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