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dc.contributor.authorYang, Jian
Wolf, Richard A.
Toffoletto, Frank R.
Sazykin, Stanislav
Wang, Chih-Ping
dc.date.accessioned 2014-04-07T16:11:40Z
dc.date.available 2014-04-07T16:11:40Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.citation Yang, Jian, Wolf, Richard A., Toffoletto, Frank R., et al.. "RCM-E simulation of bimodal transport in the plasma sheet." Geophysical Research Letters, 41, (2014) American Geophysical Union: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2014GL059400.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/75838
dc.description.abstract Plasma sheet transport is bimodal, consisting of both large-scale adiabatic convection and intermittent bursty flows in both earthward and tailward directions. We present two comparison simulations with the Rice Convection Model-Equilibrium (RCM-E) to investigate how those high-speed flows affect the average configuration of the magnetosphere and its coupling to the ionosphere. One simulation represents pure large-scale slow-flow convection with time-independent boundary conditions; in addition to the background convection, the other simulation randomly imposes bubbles and blobs through the tailward boundary to a degree consistent with observed statistical properties of flows. Our results show that the bursty flows can significantly alter the magnetic and entropy profiles in the plasma sheet as well as the field-aligned current distributions in the ionosphere, bringing them into much better agreement with average observations.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher American Geophysical Union
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dc.title RCM-E simulation of bimodal transport in the plasma sheet
dc.type Journal article
dc.contributor.funder National Aeronautics and Space Administration
dc.contributor.funder National Science Foundation
dc.citation.journalTitle Geophysical Research Letters
dc.citation.volumeNumber 41
dc.type.dcmi Text
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2014GL059400
dc.identifier.grantID NNX11AJ38G (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
dc.identifier.grantID NNX10AQ43G (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
dc.identifier.grantID NNX13AF92G (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
dc.identifier.grantID NNX11AJ12G (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
dc.identifier.grantID ATM-1003595 (National Science Foundation)
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