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A Statistical Study on O+ Flux in the Dayside Magnetosheath : Volume 31, Issue 6 (11/06/2013)

By Slapak, R.

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Title: A Statistical Study on O+ Flux in the Dayside Magnetosheath : Volume 31, Issue 6 (11/06/2013)  
Author: Slapak, R.
Volume: Vol. 31, Issue 6
Language: English
Subject: Science, Annales, Geophysicae
Collections: Periodicals: Journal and Magazine Collection, Copernicus GmbH
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Publisher: Copernicus Gmbh, Göttingen, Germany
Member Page: Copernicus Publications


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Nilsson, H., Westerberg, L. G., & Slapak, R. (2013). A Statistical Study on O+ Flux in the Dayside Magnetosheath : Volume 31, Issue 6 (11/06/2013). Retrieved from

Description: Swedish Institute of Space Physics, Kiruna, Sweden. Studies on terrestrial oxygen ion (O+) escape into the interplanetary space have considered a number of different escape paths. Recent observations however suggest a yet insufficiently investigated additional escape route for hot O+: along open magnetic field lines in the high altitude cusp and mantle. Here we present a statistical study on O+ flux in the high-latitude dayside magnetosheath. The O+ is generally seen relatively close to the magnetopause, consistent with observations of O+ flowing primarily tangentially to the magnetopause. We estimate the total escape flux in this region to be ~ 7 × 1024 s−1, implying this escape route to significantly contribute to the overall total O+ loss into interplanetary space.

A statistical study on O+ flux in the dayside magnetosheath

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