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Streaming energetic electrons in Earth's magnetotail: Evidence for substorm-associated magnetic reconnection

Bieber, J. W. and Stone, E. C. (1980) Streaming energetic electrons in Earth's magnetotail: Evidence for substorm-associated magnetic reconnection. Geophysical Research Letters, 7 (11). pp. 945-948. ISSN 0094-8276. doi:10.1029/GL007i011p00945.

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This letter reports the results of a systematic study of streaming > 200 keV electrons observed in the magnetotail with the Caltech Electron/Isotope Spectrometers aboard IMP-7 and IMP-8. A clear statistical association of streaming events with southward magnetic fields, often of steep inclination, and with substorms as evidenced by the AE index is demonstrated. These results support the interpretation that streaming energetic electrons are indicative of substorm-associated magnetic reconnection in the near-earth plasma sheet.

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Additional Information:© 1980 by the American Geophysical Union. Manuscript Accepted: 2 Oct 1980. Manuscript Received: 29 Aug 1980. We thank R. P. Lepping and N. F. Ness for providing us with IMP-8 magnetometer data, and D. N. Baker and E. W. Hones, Jr. for useful discussions. This work was supported in part by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration under contracts NAS5-11066 and NAS5-25789 and grant NGR 05-002-160.
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