Articles | Volume 36, issue 2
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19 Apr 2018
Regular paper |  | 19 Apr 2018

On application of asymmetric Kan-like exact equilibria to the Earth magnetotail modeling

Daniil B. Korovinskiy, Darya I. Kubyshkina, Vladimir S. Semenov, Marina V. Kubyshkina, Nikolai V. Erkaev, and Stefan A. Kiehas

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The Harris–Fadeev–Kan–Manankova family of exact two-dimensional equilibria is generalized to reproduce the slow decrease of the normal magnetic component in the tailward direction, and the magnetotail current sheet bending and shifting in the vertical plane, arising from the Earth dipole tilting and the solar wind nonradial propagation. The analytical solution is found to fit the empirical T96 model, especially, at distances beyond 10–15 Earth radii at high levels of magnetospheric activity.