Articles | Volume 36, issue 2
https://doi.org/10.5194/angeo-36-373-2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/angeo-36-373-2018
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15 Mar 2018
Regular paper |  | 15 Mar 2018

Tripolar electric field Structure in guide field magnetic reconnection

Song Fu, Shiyong Huang, Meng Zhou, Binbin Ni, and Xiaohua Deng

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It has been shown that guide fields substantially modify the structure of reconnection layers. In this paper, we studied the electric field structures in magnetic reconnection under different initial guide fields (Bg). Once the amplitude of a guide field exceeds 0.3 times the asymptotic magnetic field B0, the traditional bipolar Hall electric field is clearly replaced by a tripolar electric field, which consists of a newly emerged electric field and the bipolar Hall electric field.