Articles | Volume 36, issue 2
Ann. Geophys., 36, 497–507, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/angeo-36-497-2018

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

Ann. Geophys., 36, 497–507, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/angeo-36-497-2018

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 http://www.cosmos.esa.int/web/csa

Model code and software

Numerical tools for statistical analysis R. A. Miranda https://github.com/rmiracer

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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.