Articles | Volume 36, issue 2
Ann. Geophys., 36, 497–507, 2018

Special issue: Space weather connections to near-Earth space and the...

Ann. Geophys., 36, 497–507, 2018

Regular paper 23 Mar 2018

Regular paper | 23 Mar 2018

Non-Gaussianity and cross-scale coupling in interplanetary magnetic field turbulence during a rope–rope magnetic reconnection event

Rodrigo A. Miranda et al.

Data sets

Cluster Science Archive ESA

Model code and software

Numerical tools for statistical analysis R. A. Miranda

Short summary
The solar wind is a tenuous turbulent plasma permeating the interplanetary space and is not well understood. A complex process called magnetic reconnection can act as a source of solar wind turbulence. Here we study this process using statistics. We demonstrate that high-order statistics of the magnetic field display a parabolic relation that is enhanced when magnetic reconnection occurs. Our results can help us understand the nature of solar wind turbulence.