Scales of the field-aligned current structures in the high-latitude magnetosphere according to the intercosmos-Bulgaria-1300 satellite data

Danov, D.; Antonova E.E.; Nenovski, P.


The results of the field-aligned current observations on the Intercosmos-Bulgaria-1300 satellite have been statistically analyzed taking into account the final dimensions of the observed current structures. It has been indicated that the application of the traditional technique for restoring current sheet characteristics, based on measurement of the magnetic field component tangential to the current sheet, results in the underestimation of the current value in the sheet. The dependences of the observation probability of the current sheet with fixed thickness and the current density in the sheet on the sheet thickness have been determined.

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Título de la Revista: Geomagnetism and Aeronomy
Volumen: 46
Número: 4
Editorial: Nauka/Interperiodica
Fecha de publicación: 2006
Página de inicio: 467
Página final: 472