Articles | Volume 39, issue 6
Ann. Geophys., 39, 991–1003, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/angeo-39-991-2021
Ann. Geophys., 39, 991–1003, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/angeo-39-991-2021

Regular paper 06 Dec 2021

Regular paper | 06 Dec 2021

Magnetotail reconnection asymmetries in an ion-scale, Earth-like magnetosphere

Christopher M. Bard and John C. Dorelli

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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-2021-35', Gabor Toth, 27 Jul 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Chris Bard, 01 Oct 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on angeo-2021-35', Anonymous Referee #2, 11 Aug 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Chris Bard, 01 Oct 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (04 Oct 2021) by Minna Palmroth
AR by Chris Bard on behalf of the Authors (06 Oct 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (25 Oct 2021) by Minna Palmroth
RR by Gabor Toth (28 Oct 2021)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (02 Nov 2021)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (02 Nov 2021) by Minna Palmroth
AR by Chris Bard on behalf of the Authors (08 Nov 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Short summary
We use a computer code to study how a particular plasma effect, the Hall effect, changes how plasma behaves and interacts with magnetic fields behind planets in the magnetotail. We find that when the scale of the Hall effect is big enough compared to the scale of the magnetotail, plasma behavior is no longer symmetric. Measurements of magnetic activity and structure vary in time and differ between opposite sides of the tail. This fits well with findings from spacecraft data and other models.