06 Mar 2023
 | 06 Mar 2023
Status: this preprint is currently under review for the journal ANGEO.

Concerning the detection of electromagnetic knot structures in space plasmas using the wave telescope technique

Simon Toepfer, Karl-Heinz Glassmeier, and Uwe Motschmann

Abstract. The wave telescope technique is broadly established in the analysis of spacecraft data and serves as a bridge between local measurements and the global picture of spatial structures. The technique is originally based on plane waves and has been extended to spherical waves, phase shifted waves as well as planetary magnetic field representation. The goal of the present study is the extension of the wave telescope technique using electromagnetic knot structures as a basis. As the knots are an exact solution of Maxwell's equations they open the door for a new modeling and interpretation of magnetospheric structures, such as plasmoids.

Simon Toepfer et al.

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Short summary
The present study discusses the modeling and interpretation of magnetospheric structures via electromagnetic knots for the first time. The mathematical foundations of electromagnetic knots are presented and the formalism is reformulated in terms of the classical wave telescope technique. The method is tested against synthetically generated magnetic field data describing a plasmoid as a two-dimensional magnetic ring structure.