Articles | Volume 39, issue 6
Ann. Geophys., 39, 1037–1053, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/angeo-39-1037-2021
Ann. Geophys., 39, 1037–1053, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/angeo-39-1037-2021

Regular paper 16 Dec 2021

Regular paper | 16 Dec 2021

Dynamics of variable dusk–dawn flow associated with magnetotail current sheet flapping

James H. Lane et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on angeo-2021-32', Anonymous Referee #1, 01 Jul 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', James Lane, 13 Jul 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on angeo-2021-32', Anonymous Referee #2, 01 Jul 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', James Lane, 13 Jul 2021
      • RC3: 'Reply on AC2', Anonymous Referee #2, 15 Jul 2021
        • AC4: 'Reply on RC3', James Lane, 23 Jul 2021
  • RC4: 'Comment on angeo-2021-32', Anonymous Referee #3, 16 Jul 2021
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC4', James Lane, 23 Jul 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by editor and referees) (02 Aug 2021) by Minna Palmroth
AR by James Lane on behalf of the Authors (23 Aug 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (24 Aug 2021) by Minna Palmroth
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (30 Aug 2021)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (29 Sep 2021)
ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by editor and referees) (29 Sep 2021) by Minna Palmroth
AR by James Lane on behalf of the Authors (05 Oct 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (06 Oct 2021) by Minna Palmroth
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (12 Oct 2021)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (08 Nov 2021)
ED: Publish as is (09 Nov 2021) by Minna Palmroth
AR by James Lane on behalf of the Authors (18 Nov 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Short summary
The Sun's magnetic field is carried across space by the solar wind – a hot plasma stream of ions and electrons – forming the interplanetary magnetic field (IMF). The IMF can introduce asymmetries in the Earth's magnetic field, giving plasma flowing within it a direction dependent on IMF orientation. Electric currents in near-Earth space can also influence these plasma flows. We investigate these two competing mechanisms and find that the currents can prevent the IMF from controlling the flow.