Scientific Illustrations


FLUX TRANSFER EVENTS


    ISEE Orbit 0145 Outbound 78, Oct 1-2, Days 274-275

  1. isee_0145out_03.gif
    Overview of the MP crossing, 78, 274, 2330 - 78, 275, 0010 UT. Top: ISEE 2 magnetic field data (4-s) in boundary normal coordinates. Bottom: ISEE 2 FPE moment data. Details of the shaded interval (FTE #1) are shown in isee_0145out_06.gif.

  2. isee_0145out_01.gif
    Top panel: ISEE 2 magnetic field data (4-s) in boundary normal coordinates, 78, 274, 2330 - 78, 275, 0010 UT. Bottom panel: blowup of ISEE 2 magnetic and FPE moment data for FTE #1, 78, 274, 2340 - 2345 UT.

  3. isee_0145out_04.gif
    Details of the magnetospheric FTE #1, 78, 274, 2341-2344 UT. Top panel: ISEE-2 high resolution magnetic field data (0.0625 s) in boundary normal coordinates. Bottom panel: ISEE 2 FPE moment data. Dots indicate the center time of 3-s interval for each 2-D distribution function measurement.

  4. isee_0145out_05.gif
    Same as the previous one (isee_0145out_04.gif) with colored arrows.

  5. isee_0145out_06.gif
    Same as previous one (isee_0145out_04.gif) with colored arrows and shaded regions.

  6. isee_0145out_02.gif
    ISEE 2 FPE contours of protons (top) and electrons (bottom) velocity distribution functions. Left: 2342:16-:19 UT (field draping region). Right : 2342:34-:37 UT (reconnected flux tube).

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    Same as previous one (isee_0145out_02.gif) with colored contours. Colors match the colored arrows in magnetic field data plot isee_0145out_05.gif.

  8. isee_0145out_07.gif
    Comparison of 4-s data and high-resolution data (0.0625 s or 16 vectors/sec) for FTE #1 (78, 274, 2339-2346 UT).

  9. isee_0145out_09.gif
    ISEE 2 FPE contours of protons (top) and electrons (bottom) velocity distribution functions acorss the magnetic boundary within FTE #1. Left: 2342:19.24-:22.20 UT. Middle: 2342:22.43-25.01 UT. Right: 2342:25.24-:28.20 UT. Colors match the colored arrows in magnetic field plot isee_0145out_06.gif.

  10. isee_0145out_10.gif
    Details of the magnetospheric FTE #2, 78, 274, 2345-2348 UT. Top panel: ISEE-2 high resolution magnetic field data (0.0625 s) in boundary normal coordinates. Bottom panel: ISEE 2 FPE moment data. Dots indicate the center time of 3-s interval for each 2-D distribution function measurement.


    ISEE Orbit 0289 Outbound 79, Sep 11, Day 254

  11. isee_0289out_01.gif
    Overview of the MP crossing, 79, 254, 0400 - 0450 UT. Top: ISEE 2 magnetic field data (4-s) in boundary normal coordinates. Bottom: ISEE 2 FPE moment data. Details of the shaded interval are shown in isee_0289out_05.gif. The plasma distribution functions taken at times indicating by arrows are shown in isee_0289out_02.gif

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    ISEE 2 FPE contours of protons (top) and electrons (bottom) velocity distribution functions. (a) 0405:28-:31 (Magnetosphere); (b) 0424:04-:07 (Magnetosheath); (c) 0429:04-:07 (FTE draping region); and (d) 0432:16-:19 (FTE reconnected flux tube).

  13. isee_0289out_05.gif
    Details of the magnetosheath FTE, 79, 254, 0428-0436 UT. Top panel: ISEE-2 high resolution magnetic field data (0.25 s) in boundary normal coordinates. Bottom panel: ISEE 2 FPE moment data. Dots indicate the center time of 3-s interval for each 2-D distribution function measurement.

  14. isee_0289out_03.gif
    ISEE 2 FPE contours of protons (top) and electrons (bottom) velocity distribution functions acorss the magnetic boundary within FTE. Left: 0430:16-:19 UT. Middle: 0430:28-:31 UT. Right: 0430:40-:43 UT. Colors match the colored arrows in magnetic field plot isee_0289out_05.gif.

  15. isee_0289out_04.gif
    Comparison of 4-s data and high-resolution data (0.25 s or 4 vectors/sec) for FTE 79, 254, 0428-0436 UT.


    ISEE Orbit 0329 Outbound 79, Dec 16, Day 350

  16. isee_0329out_01.gif
    Overview of the MP crossing, 79, 350, 0235 - 0325 UT. Top: ISEE 2 magnetic field data (4-s) in boundary normal coordinates. Bottom: ISEE 2 FPE moment data. Details of the shaded interval are shown in isee_0329out_02.gif.

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    Details of the magnetospheric FTE #1, 79, 350, 0240-0244 UT. Top panel: ISEE-2 high resolution magnetic field data (0.25 s) in boundary normal coordinates. Bottom panel: ISEE 2 FPE moment data. Dots indicate the center time of 3-s interval for each 2-D distribution function measurement. Color coded arrows indicate times for distribution functions shown in isee_0329out_04.gif.

  18. isee_0329out_03.gif
    Same as previous one with longer time interval (0238-0246 UT) and without shading.

  19. isee_0329out_04.gif
    ISEE 2 FPE contours of protons (top) and electrons (bottom) velocity distribution functions acorss the magnetic boundary within FTE #1. Left: 0240:41-:43 UT. Middle: 0240:52-:55 UT. Right: 0242:04-:07 UT. Colors match the arrows in isee_0329out_02.gif.

  20. isee_0329out_05.gif
    Comparison of 4-s data and high-resolution data (0.25 s or 4 vectors/sec) for FTE #1 (79, 350, 0239-0246 UT).

  21. isee_0329out_06.gif
    Details of the magnetospheric FTE #2, 79, 350, 0247-0251 UT. Top panel: ISEE-2 high resolution magnetic field data (0.25 s) in boundary normal coordinates. Bottom panel: ISEE 2 FPE moment data. Dots indicate the center time of 3-s interval for each 2-D distribution function measurement.


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