Articles | Volume 42, issue 1
Regular paper
16 May 2024
Regular paper |  | 16 May 2024

Finding reconnection lines and flux rope axes via local coordinates in global ion-kinetic magnetospheric simulations

Markku Alho, Giulia Cozzani, Ivan Zaitsev, Fasil Tesema Kebede, Urs Ganse, Markus Battarbee, Maarja Bussov, Maxime Dubart, Sanni Hoilijoki, Leo Kotipalo, Konstantinos Papadakis, Yann Pfau-Kempf, Jonas Suni, Vertti Tarvus, Abiyot Workayehu, Hongyang Zhou, and Minna Palmroth


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-2300', Anonymous Referee #1, 15 Nov 2023
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Markku Alho, 31 Jan 2024
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-2300', Anonymous Referee #2, 30 Nov 2023
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Markku Alho, 31 Jan 2024

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
ED: Publish as is (14 Feb 2024) by Christopher Mouikis
AR by Markku Alho on behalf of the Authors (20 Feb 2024)  Manuscript 
Short summary
Magnetic reconnection is one of the main processes for energy conversion and plasma transport in space plasma physics, associated with plasma entry into the magnetosphere of Earth and Earth’s substorm cycle. Global modelling of these plasma processes enables us to understand the magnetospheric system in detail. However, finding sites of active reconnection from large simulation datasets can be challenging, and this paper develops tools to find magnetic topologies related to reconnection.