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Determining the orientation and structure of reconnection regions from spacecraft data

When spacecraft fly through space, they may fly through spatial structures, including regions where magnetic reconnection is taking place. In magnetic reconnection, a fundamental process in space physics, magnetic field lines that are oriented in one direction recombine with magnetic field lines that are oriented in the opposite direction. We are developing techniques that allow the two-dimensional orientation and structure of these regions to be inferred from the spacecraft data.

FACULTY CONTACT: Richard Denton