On the Radial and Longitudinal Variation of a Magnetic Cloud : ACE, Wind, ARTEMIS and Juno Observations

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Davies , E E , Forsyth , R J , Good , S W & Kilpua , E K J 2020 , ' On the Radial and Longitudinal Variation of a Magnetic Cloud : ACE, Wind, ARTEMIS and Juno Observations ' , Solar Physics , vol. 295 , no. 11 , 157 . https://doi.org/10.1007/s11207-020-01714-z

Title: On the Radial and Longitudinal Variation of a Magnetic Cloud : ACE, Wind, ARTEMIS and Juno Observations
Author: Davies, Emma E.; Forsyth, Robert J.; Good, Simon W.; Kilpua, Emilia K. J.
Other contributor: University of Helsinki, Particle Physics and Astrophysics
University of Helsinki, Department of Physics


Date: 2020-11-10
Language: eng
Number of pages: 25
Belongs to series: Solar Physics
ISSN: 0038-0938
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11207-020-01714-z
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/323356
Abstract: We present observations of the same magnetic cloud made near Earth by the Advance Composition Explorer (ACE), Wind, and the Acceleration, Reconnection, Turbulence and Electrodynamics of the Moon's Interaction with the Sun (ARTEMIS) mission comprising the Time History of Events and Macroscale Interactions during Substorms (THEMIS) B and THEMIS C spacecraft, and later by Juno at a distance of 1.2 AU. The spacecraft were close to radial alignment throughout the event, with a longitudinal separation of 3.6 degrees between Juno and the spacecraft near Earth. The magnetic cloud likely originated from a filament eruption on 22 October 2011 at 00:05 UT, and caused a strong geomagnetic storm at Earth commencing on 24 October. Observations of the magnetic cloud at each spacecraft have been analysed using minimum variance analysis and two flux rope fitting models, Lundquist and Gold-Hoyle, to give the orientation of the flux rope axis. We explore the effect different trailing edge boundaries have on the results of each analysis method, and find a clear difference between the orientations of the flux rope axis at the near-Earth spacecraft and Juno, independent of the analysis method. The axial magnetic field strength and the radial width of the flux rope are calculated using both observations and fitting parameters and their relationship with heliocentric distance is investigated. Differences in results between the near-Earth spacecraft and Juno are attributed not only to the radial separation, but to the small longitudinal separation which resulted in a surprisingly large difference in the in situ observations between the spacecraft. This case study demonstrates the utility of Juno cruise data as a new opportunity to study magnetic clouds beyond 1 AU, and the need for caution in future radial alignment studies.
Subject: Coronal mass ejections
interplanetary
Magnetic clouds
Multi-spacecraft observations
Radial evolution
Longitudinal variation
Juno
CORONAL MASS EJECTIONS
SOLAR-WIND
FLUX ROPES
PLASMA INSTRUMENT
EARTH
RECONSTRUCTION
IDENTIFICATION
SIGNATURES
EVOLUTION
MULTIPLE
115 Astronomy, Space science
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