DataSheet1_Magnetic Field Intensity Modification to Force Free Model of Magnetic Clouds: Website of Wind Examples From Launch to July of 2015.pdf (1.05 MB)
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posted on 20.10.2021, 04:56 by Chin-Chun Wu, R. P. Lepping, D. B. Berdichevsky

We describe a new NASA website that shows normalized magnetic field (B) magnitude profiles within Wind magnetic clouds (MCs) (i.e., observations versus basic model versus modified model) for 209 MCs observed from launch in late 1994 to July of 2015, where model modification is based on the studies of Lepping et al. (Solar Phys, 2017, 292:27) and Lepping et al. (Solar Phys, 2018, 293:162); the basic force free magnetic cloud parameter fitting model employing Bessel functions (Lepping et al., J. Geophys. Res., 1990, 95:11957) is called the LJB model here. The fundamental principles should be applicable to the B-data from any spacecraft at 1 AU. Earlier (in the LJB study), we justified why the field magnitude can be thought of as decoupled from the field direction within an MC, and further, we justified this idea in terms of actual observations seen over a few decades with examples of MCs from Wind data. The model modification is achieved by adding a correction (“Quad”) value to the LJB model (Bessel function) value in the following manner: B (est)/B0 ≈ [LJB Model + Quad (CA,u)], where B0 is the LJB-estimated field magnitude value on the MC’s axis, CA is the relative closest approach (See Supplementary Appendix A), and u is the distance that the spacecraft travels through the MC from its entrance point. In an average sense, the Quad technique is shown to be successful for 82% of the past modeled MCs, when Quality (Q0) is good or excellent (see Supplementary Appendix A). The Quad technique is successful for 78% of MCs when all cases are considered. So Q0 of the MC LJB-fit is not a big factor when the success of the Quad scheme is considered. In addition, it is found that the Quad technique does not work better for MC events with higher solar wind speed. Yearly occurrence frequency of all MC events (NYearly) and those MC events with ΔσNN2 ≥ 0.5 (NΔσN/σN20.5) are well correlated, but there is no solar cycle dependence for normalizing NΔσN/σN20.5 with NYearly.

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