On the magnetic characteristics of magnetic holes in the solar wind between Mercury and Venus

Martin Volwerk*, Charlotte Goetz, Ferdinand Plaschke, Tomas Karlsson, Daniel Heyner, Brian Anderson

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Abstract

The occurrence rate of linear and pseudo magnetic holes has been determined during MESSENGER's cruise phase starting from Venus (2007) and arriving at Mercury (2011). It is shown that the occurrence rate of linear magnetic holes, defined as a maximum of 10 rotation of the magnetic field over the hole, slowly decreases from Mercury to Venus. The pseudo magnetic holes, defined as a rotation between 10 and 45° over the hole, have mostly a constant occurrence rate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-60
Number of pages10
JournalAnnales Geophysicae
Volume38
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jan 2020
Externally publishedYes

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