Articles | Volume 36, issue 5
ANGEO Communicates
01 Oct 2018
ANGEO Communicates |  | 01 Oct 2018

A new method to identify flux ropes in space plasmas

Shiyong Huang, Pufan Zhao, Jiansen He, Zhigang Yuan, Meng Zhou, Huishan Fu, Xiaohua Deng, Ye Pang, Dedong Wang, Xiongdong Yu, Haimeng Li, Roy Torbert, and James Burch

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