Articles | Volume 33, issue 10
Regular paper
16 Oct 2015
Regular paper |  | 16 Oct 2015

The relationship between plasmapause, solar wind and geomagnetic activity between 2007 and 2011

G. Verbanac, V. Pierrard, M. Bandić, F. Darrouzet, J.-L. Rauch, and P. Décréau

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Short summary
Short summary
Using Cluster data, we develop plasmapause Lpp models parameterized by solar wind coupling functions and geomagnetic activity indices. We show that the Lpp response to the changes in the interplanetary conditions depends on the magnetic local time. The faster plasmapause response is observed in the post-midnight sector. At low activity, Lpp exhibits the largest values on the dayside. For enhanced activity, displacements towards larger values on the evening side are identified.