Variability of the Magnetospheric Convection Electric Field (MCEF) Under Shock Activity During the Solar Cycle 24

  •  Nongobsom BAZIE    
  •  Christian ZOUNDI    
  •  Alfred Jean Stephane DAMA    
  •  Frederic OUATTARA    


In the present work, we have analyzed the statistical variability of the MCEF under shock activity during solar cycle 24 as a function of the different phases of solar cycle 24 and as a function of the seasons. We compared the MCEF under shock periods with that under quiet periods. Solar cycle 24 recorded an average MCEF value of 0.28816888 mV/m, i.e. an average value of 0.26399935 mV/m for the ascending phase, 0.2961038 mV/m for the maximum phase and 0.28652747 mV/m for the descending phase. The minimum quantitative deviation from quiet activity observed is 59%. Seasonally, the highest MCEF values were recorded in Summer and Winter, and the lowest in Autumn and Spring. The corresponding mean values are 0.32707785 mV/m, 0.30966472 mV/m, 0.27061512 mV/m and 0.27020401 mV/m respectively. The minimum quantitative deviation from quiet activity observed is 66 %. This study showed that in most cases magnetic reconnection occurs on the night side between 1800 UT and 2400 UT.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1916-9639
  • ISSN(Online): 1916-9647
  • Started: 2009
  • Frequency: semiannual

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