Articles | Volume 31, issue 3
Regular paper 14 Mar 2013
Regular paper | 14 Mar 2013
Effect of the solar wind conditions on the ionospheric equivalent current systems
J. J. Zhang et al.
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Xiao Liu, Jiyao Xu, Jia Yue, You Yu, Paulo P. Batista, Vania F. Andrioli, Zhengkuan Liu, Tao Yuan, Chi Wang, Ziming Zou, Guozhu Li, and James M. Russell III
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 5643–5661,Short summary
Based on the gradient balance wind theory and the SABER observations, a dataset of monthly mean zonal wind has been developed at heights of 18–100 km and latitudes of 50° Sndash;50° N from 2002 to 2019. The dataset agrees with the zonal wind from models (MERRA2, UARP, HWM14) and observations by meteor radar and lidar at seven stations. The dataset can be used to study seasonal and interannual variations and can serve as a background for wave studies of tides and planetary waves.
Zhaohai He, Jiyao Xu, Ilan Roth, Chi Wang, and Lei Dai
Ann. Geophys. Discuss.,
Revised manuscript not acceptedShort summary
We presented sharp descent in proton fluxes is accompanied by the corresponding depression of SYM-H index, with a one-to-one correspondence, regardless of the storm intensity in our previous work [Xu et al., 2019]. This paper is a further study of the possible mechanisms, and to quantitified evaluate the effect of full adiabatic changes. Inner belt is not very stable as previous announced especially for the out zone of the inner belt. It is necessary to survey characteristics of protons.
Chen Zeng, Suping Duan, Chi Wang, Lei Dai, Stephen Fuselier, James Burch, Roy Torbert, Barbara Giles, and Christopher Russell
Ann. Geophys., 38, 123–135,Short summary
Oxygen ions are an important element in the mass and energy transport in the magnetospheric dynamic process during intense substorms (AE > 500 nT). We did this work to better understand the O+ at the dusk flank magnetopause varying with solar wind conditions and AE index during intense substorms. The results show the O+ abundance at the duskside magnetopause has a corresponding relation to that in the duskside near-Earth plasma sheet.
Claudia M. N. Candido, Jiankui Shi, Inez S. Batista, Fabio Becker-Guedes, Emília Correia, Mangalathayil A. Abdu, Jonathan Makela, Nanan Balan, Narayan Chapagain, Chi Wang, and Zhengkuan Liu
Ann. Geophys., 37, 657–672,Short summary
This study concerns postmidnight ionospheric irregularities observed during low solar activity conditions. We analyze data from digisondes and optical imaging systems located in an equatorial region over Brazil. The results show that they occur under unfavorable and unexpected conditions. This work can be useful for space weather forecasting during low solar activity.
Binbin Tang, Wenya Li, Chi Wang, Lei Dai, Yuri Khotyaintsev, Per-Arne Lindqvist, Robert Ergun, Olivier Le Contel, Craig Pollock, Christopher Russell, and James Burch
Ann. Geophys., 36, 879–889,Short summary
The Kelvin–Helmholtz waves are believed to be an effective way to transport solar wind mass and energy into Earth's magnetosphere. In this study, we show that the ion-scale flux rope generated at the trailing edge of Kelvin–Helmholtz waves by multiple X-line reconnection could be directly related to this transfer process. The lower hybrid drift waves detected at the edges of the flux rope can also contribute to this process and then affect the revolution of the flux rope.
L. Dai, C. Wang, V. Angelopoulos, and K.-H. Glassmeier
Ann. Geophys., 33, 1147–1153,Short summary
Magnetic reconnection is a ubiquitous process that drives global-scale dynamics in plasmas. For reconnection to proceed, both ion and electrons must be unfrozen in a localized diffusion region. By analyzing in situ measurements, we show that the non-gyrotropic ion pressure is mainly responsible for breaking the ion frozen-in condition in reconnection. The reported non-gyrotropic ion pressure tensor can specify the reconnection electric field that controls how quickly reconnection proceeds.