SPEARS Seminar: Plasmoid Releases in the Heliospheric Current Sheet and Associated Coronal Hole Boundary Layer Evolution

Dr. Claire Foullon, University of Warwick

Tuesday 14 June 2011, 1400-1600
Cavendish Colloquium Room

As the Heliospheric Current Sheet (HCS) is corotating past STEREO-B, near-Earth spacecraft ACE, Wind and Cluster, and STEREO-A over more than

3 days between 10 and 14 January 2008, we observe various sections of (near pressurebalanced) flux-rope and magnetic-island type plasmoids in the associated Heliospheric Plasma Sheet (HPS).

The plasmoids can qualify as slow Interplanetary Coronal Mass Ejections and are relatively low proton beta (