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Earth's Low-Latitude Boundary Layer


Series: Geophysical Monograph Series Volume: 133

By: Patrick T Newell (Editor), Terry Onsager (Editor)

394 pages, colour & b/w illustrations

American Geophysical Union

Hardback | Jan 2003 | #232547 | ISBN: 0875909922
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From the preface:

"We imagine the reader of this preface standing at the AGU bookstall wondering if the tome in hand is worth buying. The answer is “no”, except for certain trifling exceptions. Those who wish to learn about the exciting pioneering years of LLBL research should buy the book for Tim Eastman's excellent historical review, our opening chapter. When did the term “LLBL” first enter the field? Eastman will tell you, and much else besides."


      P. T. Newell and T G. Onsager ix

Historical Background
Historical Review (Pre-1980) of Magnetospheric Boundary Layers and the Low-Latitude Boundary Layer
      Timothy E. Eastman 1
LLBL Theory and Modeling From a Global Perspective Theory of the Low Latitude Boundary Layer and Its Coupling to the Ionosphere: A Tutorial Review
      Bengt U. O. Sonnerup and Keith D. Siebert 13
Modeling Magnetospheric Sources
      Raymond J. Walker, Maha Ashour-Abdalla, Tatsuki Ogino, Vahe Peroomian, and Robert L Richard 33
Interplanetary Magnetic Field-Dependent Impact of Solar Wind Ions on Earth's Magnetopause
      Vahe Peroomian 45
Kelvin-Helmholtz Instability and Magnetic Reconnection: Mass Transport at the LLBL
      A. Otto and K. Nykyri 53

LLBL Structure: High-Altitude Observations
Cluster Magnetic Field Observations of Magnetospheric Boundaries
      T S. Horbury,, A. Balogh, M. W. Dunlop, P. J. Cargill, E. A. Lucek, T Oddyf P. Brown, C. Can  53
The Structure of Magnetopause Layers at Low Latitudes: INTERBALL Contributions
      Z. Nemecek, J. Safrankova, L Prech, and J.-A. Sauvaud 71
Enhanced Magnetospheric/Boundary Layer Plasma Flows Observed During Transient Magnetopause Crossings
      K-H. Kim, N. Lin, C A. Cattell, D.-H. Lee, S. Kokubun, T Mukai, and K. Tsuruda 83
High-Latitude Magnetic Reconnection in Sub-Alfvenic Flow as Observed by Inter ball Tail on 29 May 1996
      V. N. Smirnov, L. A. Avanov, J. H. Waite, Jr., S. A. Fuselier, and O. L. Vaisberg 93
Energetic Ions in the High Latitude Boundary Layer of the Magnetosphere - RAPID/CLUSTER Observation
      Q .- C . Zong, T A. Fritz, B. Wilken, and P. Daly 101

Formation of the LLBL by Merging
Low-Latitude Boundary Layer Formation by Magnetic Reconnection
      T G. Onsager and J. D. Scudder 111
A Model of the Formation of the Low-Latitude Boundary Layer for Northward IMF by Reconnection: A Summary and Review
      P. Song, C. T. Russell, T. I. Gombosi, and D. L DeZeeuw 121
Formation of the LLBL in the Context of a Unifying Magnetopause Reconnection Mechanism
      Athanasios Boudouridis, Harlan E. Spence, and J. G. Onsager 131
Antiparallel Reconnection as a Possible Source of High- and Low-Latitude Boundary Layers
      A. Federov, E. Budnik, H. Stenuit, T. Moreau, and J.-A. Sauvaud 139

Formation of the LLBL by Collective Kinetic Effects
Magnetosheath Injections Deep Inside the Closed LLBL: A Review of Observations
      Patrick T. Newell and Ching-I. Meng 149
Initial Condition for Plasma Transfer Events
      Walter J. Heikkila 157
The Impulsive Penetration Mechanism: Advances in the Numerical and Experimental Verification
      Marius M. Echim and Joseph Lemaire 169
Signatures of Direct Magnetosheath Plasma Injections Onto Closed Field-Line Regions Based on Observations at Mid- and Low-Altitudes
      M. Yamauchi, R. Lundin, O. Norberg, I. Sandahl, L Eliasson, and D. Winningham 1 79

LLBL and Wave Effects
ELF/VLF Plasma Waves in the Low Latitude Boundary Layer
      Bruce T. Tsurutani, Gurbax S. Lakhina, Liwei Zhang, Jolene S. Pickett, and Yoshiya Kasahara 189
Equator-S Observations of Boundary Signatures: FTE's or Kelvin-Helmholtz Waves?
      K. Nykyri, A. Otto, J. Buchner, B. Nikutowski, W. Baumjohann, L M. Kistler, and C. Mouikis 205
Kinetic Alfven Waves at the Magnetopause—Mode Conversion, Transport, and Formation of LLBL
   Jay R. Johnson and C. Z. Cheng 211
Nonconjugate ULF Wave Power Observed by Ground Magnetometers in the Northern and Southern Dayside Cusp/Cleft/LLBL Regions
      M. J. Engebretson, J. L. Posch, and W. J. Hughes 223
High-Latitude Mapping of ULF Activity, Field-Aligned Currents, and DMSP-Based Dayside Magnetospheric Domains
      ViacheslavA. Pilipenko, Valeriy A. Martines-Bedenko, Mark J. Engebretson, Vladimir O. Pctpitashvilli, and Patrick T. Newell 231

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