Articles | Volume 28, issue 10
Ann. Geophys., 28, 1877–1878, 2010
https://doi.org/10.5194/angeo-28-1877-2010
Ann. Geophys., 28, 1877–1878, 2010
https://doi.org/10.5194/angeo-28-1877-2010

  07 Oct 2010

07 Oct 2010

Corrigendum to "Substorm activity in Venus's magnetotail" published in Ann. Geophys., 27, 2321–2330, doi:10.5194/angeo-27-2321-2009, 2009

M. Volwerk1, M. Delva1, Y. Futaana2, A. Retinò1, Z. Vörös3, T. L. Zhang1, W. Baumjohann1, and S. Barabash2 M. Volwerk et al.
  • 1Space Research Institute, Austrian Academy of Sciences, 8042 Graz, Austria
  • 2Swedish Institute of Space Physics, Kiruna, 98128, Sweden
  • 3Institute of Astro- and Particle Physics, University of Innsbruck, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria

Abstract. A re-evaluation of the reconnection event reported by Volwerk et al. (2009) shows that the original interpretation of the magnetic field data as quadrupolar Hall-current signatures around a reconnection site was mistaken. It could be interpreted as the signature of reconnection in the presence of a guide field. The path of VEX through the active region in Venus's magnetotail is re-evaluated and the strongly energized ions associated to this event are now in agreement with the magnetic field data.