- Identify reconnection exhausts in the solar wind. How large are the reconnection rates and energy dissipation in current sheets?
Operational requirements table:
YES / NO / Not required / MAYBE / GOOD TO HAVE / NUMBERS
|Duration of the observations||A few hours.||But this cannot be planned.|
|Perihelion||Good to have|
|RS window||No||IS only|
|High latitude||Good to have||All latitudes|
|Solar cycle dependence||Good to have|
|Multiple orbits||Good to have|
|Far side observations||No|
|SPP||Good to have|
|Instruments||SWA, MAG, RPW, EPD|
- Action for Jonathan Eastwood (Tim): determine ideal conditions for observing reconnection exhausts in the solar wind
- SWA, SWA Normal Mode, A few hours, Other instruments: MAG, RPW, EPD.
- MAG: MAG Normal Mode for identifying reconnection sites, flux erosion, etc. MAG Burst Mode for waves associated with ion beams. Determine when is best to
- A few hours.