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Evidence of near-Earth breakup location. / Dubyagin, SV; Sergeev, VA; Carlson, CW; Marple, S.R.; Pulkkinen, TI; Yahnin, AG.

In: Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 30, No. 6, 1282, 20.03.2003.

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Dubyagin, SV, Sergeev, VA, Carlson, CW, Marple, SR, Pulkkinen, TI & Yahnin, AG 2003, 'Evidence of near-Earth breakup location' Geophysical Research Letters, vol. 30, no. 6, 1282. https://doi.org/10.1029/2002GL016569

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Dubyagin, SV., Sergeev, VA., Carlson, CW., Marple, S. R., Pulkkinen, TI., & Yahnin, AG. (2003). Evidence of near-Earth breakup location. Geophysical Research Letters, 30(6), [1282]. https://doi.org/10.1029/2002GL016569

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Dubyagin SV, Sergeev VA, Carlson CW, Marple SR, Pulkkinen TI, Yahnin AG. Evidence of near-Earth breakup location. Geophysical Research Letters. 2003 Mar 20;30(6). 1282. https://doi.org/10.1029/2002GL016569

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Dubyagin, SV ; Sergeev, VA ; Carlson, CW ; Marple, S.R. ; Pulkkinen, TI ; Yahnin, AG. / Evidence of near-Earth breakup location. In: Geophysical Research Letters. 2003 ; Vol. 30, No. 6.

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abstract = "[1] We report a detailed study of an isolated substormw onset with the FAST spacecraft crossing the equatorward = most auroral arc just when/where it starts to break up. Comprehensive ground (optical, riometer and magnetometer) data combined with the space borne field and particle high resolution observations allowed to infer the following properties of the breakup onset region in this well-documented event: (1) The arc flux tube stays in the region of considerable plasma pressure gradient where the pressure values are close to similar to1-2 nPa. The arc was located (2) just 0.4degrees poleward of the proton isotropic (b2i) boundary (which roughly gives similar to40 nT estimate for the equatorial magnetic field) and (3) close to the peak of the diffuse electron precipitation. (4) Tsyganenko 96 model for these particular solar wind conditions (which correspond well to both the observed b2i boundary and estimated plasma pressure) maps the arc to the equatorial distance of similar to8R(E). All these facts in mutual agreement evidence that the auroral breakup in this particular case was launched in the near-Earth domain of the magnetotail at r similar to8R(E).",
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